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10 Nigerian Pilgrims Die in Mecca

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Ten Nigerians who traveled to Saudi Arabia for Islamic Hajj rites have passed away.

Coordinator of the National Hajj Commission in Mecca, Aliyu Tanko, confirmed the news, Premium Times reports. However, the cause of their death was not revealed.

Some sources have attributed the deaths to harsh weather conditions in Mecca. Others say pre-existing health conditions of the deceased may have played a role in their deaths.

Tanko has urged pilgrims to always seek medical advice before embarking on pilgrimage activities.

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5 Comments

  1. Mabel

    September 29, 2014 at 11:01 pm

    Pretty much every year Nigerians die at Hajj. May their souls rip.

  2. Grown Woman

    September 30, 2014 at 7:25 am

    That’s sad.May they R.I.P

  3. Chinwendu

    September 30, 2014 at 9:42 am

    May their souls rest in peace, Amen

  4. mayoviral

    September 30, 2014 at 6:37 pm

    R.I.P

  5. Lois

    October 5, 2014 at 8:39 pm

    I think some of these people actually set out to die in Hajj…well condolences to their families and thumbs down for the Hajj commission for not submitting prospective pilgrims to medical fitness tests before the journey. Aljana Fridaus to the souls of the departed

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