Nigeria has lost another pilgrim to cold the hand of death in Mina, Saudi Arabia while rescuing one after carrying out the first throwing of pebbles at Jamarat. This brought to six, number of Nigerians that have died since the beginning of this year’s Hajj.
Report has it that two Lagos female pilgrims slumped while on their way to the Jamarat, but one of the pilgrims survived while the other gave up the ghost before getting to the hospital.
The deceased, whose name is Lawal Mulikat Shade, 56, is a native of Ikirun, Osun State.
She came for the Hajj through Oshodi-Isolo Local Council Development Area with Passport Number A09878948.
According to medical report, she was a hypertension patient.
Amir Hajj of the state, Dr. Hakeem Abdul-Lateef, who disclosed the information after Zuhr Prayer, said the board was working with Saudi Arabia authority and the deceased family for burial arrangements at Masjid Al Haram, Mecca.
The Saudi Ministry of Health had earlier said it established more than 16 health centres in the Jamarat area to provide health care to the stone throwers.
It will be recalled that six Nigerian pilgrims have died since the beginning of this year Hajj.
While praying for the repose of the dead, the Amir ul hajj advocated and cautioned other pilgrims who believe they are incapacitated as a result of health challenges to send other pilgrims to do it on their behalf.