Mecca: 15 missing Ghanaians pilgrims found

25657419.295Authorities at the Ghana mission in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia say, they have found 15 Ghanaian pilgrims who went missing after a stampede which claimed over 700 lives. The mission in a statement signed by the ambassador, Alhaji Said Sinare said, 18 Ghanaians went missing after a head count. “There are currently about 18 Ghanaian pilgrims missing and cannot be accounted for. So far, however, the search was able to locate more than 15 of the total number of Ghanaian missing pilgrims, and are working around the clock to locate the rest who are still missing.” The statement explained that such things usually happen “due to the logistical challenges of taking care of more than two million people at the same place and time” but are usually “found at the end of the pilgrimage when the pilgrims are about leaving for their various destinations.” Three Ghanaians died during stampede during a ritual known as “stoning the devil” adding that five lost their lives through health complications.

Credit: Ghanaweb.com

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