Two Ghanaian Hajj Pilgrims Die In Saudi Arabia - Report

Two Ghanaian pilgrims who embarked on this year’s Hajj pilgrimage have passed away due to health complications in Saudi Arabia - Channel One News has reported. 

The report says the pilgrims hailing from Damongo in the Savannah region, met their untimely demise on separate occasions, with one passing on Sunday, June 9, and the other on Wednesday, June 12.

Over 4,000 Ghanaian pilgrims participate in the annual Hajj pilgrimage.

The Chairman of the Hajj Board, Ben Abdallah Banda confirming these unfortunate events, stated that the deceased were buried according to Islamic rites.

In a contrasting turn of events, the Hajj pilgrimage also witnessed the miracle of life.

A Ghanaian woman among the pilgrims gave birth to a healthy baby during the Hajj in the sacred city of Mecca on Wednesday.

"So far, so good, except for the unfortunate loss of two pilgrims. One of our pilgrims has also given birth to a healthy baby," the chairman noted.