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14 September, 2018 04:48:47 PM

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75,840 Hajj pilgrims return home

Independent Online Desk
75,840 Hajj pilgrims return home

A total of 75,870 hajj pilgrims have returned home by 204 hajj flights – 98 Biman Bangladesh Airlines and 106 Saudi Arabian Airlines till date.

The return flights will continue till September 26, Hajj office sources said today (Saturday), reports BSS.

In this regard, Biman Bangladesh Airlines will operate 172 return hajj flights till September 25, the sources added.

According to the office, this year a total of 1,27,298 people, including members of hajj management, went to Saudi Arabia through 371 hajj flights to perform the holy Hajj.

This year, 126 Bangladeshi hajj pilgrims, including 21 women, died in Saudi Arabia till date.

Among them, 79 died in Mecca, 14 in Medina, five in Jeddah, 18 in Mina and 10 in Arafat, said Mecca Hajj Office.

A total of 23,71,675 pilgrims from across the world performed the holy Hajj this year.

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