Five Ghanaian Muslim pilgrims have been confirmed dead in Saudi Arabia by the Pilgrims
Affairs Office of Ghana. Deputy Director of Communications for the
Pilgrims Affairs Office of Ghana (PAOG) Mohammed Amin Lamptey who confirmed the news to Starr FM, however, said the deaths
are not related to the stampede that occurred
in Mecca last Thursday.
Their deaths have been linked to convulsion
A total of 5,309 Ghanaian Muslims are in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia performing this
In all, about two million Muslims from across
the globe are performing the pilgrimage.
Over 700 pilgrims died in the stampede with
over 800 people injured. The disaster is the worst that has occurred during the pilgrimage
in over 25 years.
Saudi Arabia’s King Salman has ordered an
urgent review of this year’s Hajj plans to
improve its organisation.
It is the second disaster to strike Mecca in two weeks, after a crane collapsed at the Grand
Mosque, killing 109 people.