Nigerian pilgrim dies inside lift in Makkah

Pic.22. Muslim pilgrims from Kwara boarding during the inaugural air-lift of 2017 pilgrims at the International Airport in Ilorin on Thursday (3/8/17). 04011/3/8/2017/Anthony Alabi/BJO/NAN
Muslim pilgrims

A Nigerian Muslim pilgrim has been reported dead following a lift accident in his hotel accommodation in Makkah, Saudi Arabia.

The head of Nigeria’s National Medical Team (NMT), Ibrahim Kana, who confirmed the death of the pilgrim said details of the tragedy would be released later.

He however, confirmed that the victim hailed from Niger state.

The latest fatality brings to four, the number of Nigerian pilgrims who have died in the course of 2018 Hajj.


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