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Hajj: Five Nigerian pilgrims die in Saudi Arabia

Five Nigerian pilgrims in Saudi Arabia have been confirmed dead by the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria on Tuesday.

Dr Ibrahim Kana , Chairman, National Medical Team, released the figure Tuesday in Madinah from the commission ’ s National Medical Team Electronic Health Medical Records.

“ So far , Nigeria has lost five pilgrims including three females and two males ; out of which one died in Madina while the remaining four died in the city of Makkah.

“ They all died of various illnesses including heart and lung diseases … .

“ Records shows that so far in both Makkah and Madina, we have made 10 , 485 diagnoses with Makkah accounting for over 60 percent.

“Additionally , 108 referrals were made to various Saudi Arabian hospitals after keeping 45 pilgrims on observation for variety of illnesses in the four facilities in Madina and another five in Makkah.

“ In order to ameliorate the suffering of pilgrims , all the clinics are located within a stone throw to pilgrims ’ accommodation in both Makkah and Madina, ” he stated.

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