12,893 Hajj pilgrims return

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DHAKA, August 31, 2018 (BSS) – A total of 12,893 hajj pilgrims have
returned home by 36 hajj flights -19 Saudi Arabian Airlines and 17 Biman
Bangladesh Airlines.

The return flights will continue till September 25. Of these Bangladesh
Airlines will operate 172 flights, Hajj office sources said.

Secretary of Religious Ministry Anisur Rahman and Additional Secretary
Hafiz Uddin are monitoring Hajj management at Makka and Madina.

According to Dhaka and Makkah hajj offices, this year a total of 1,27,298
people, including members of hajj management, went to Saudi Arabia through
371 hajj flights. The pilgrims went to perform hajj through 528 agencies
approved by the Ministry of Religious Affairs.

Medical centres of Saudi Arabia provided treatment to 51,881 hajj
pilgrims.

This year, 102 Bangladeshi hajj pilgrims, including 16 women, died in
Saudi Arabia. Among them, 65 died in Makkah, seven in Madina, two in Jeddah,
18 in Mina and 10 in Arafat, said Makkah Hajj Office.

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