Hajj pilgrimage: Seven Bangladeshis die in 12 days

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Seven Bangladeshi hajj pilgrims died in Saudi Arabia between 3 and 14 July, according to Bangladesh Hajj Management Portal.

The deceased are: Mustafigur Rahman, 61, from Tangail, Azizul Haque, 65, from Kushtia, Md Shahjahan Siraj, 58, from Chapainawabganj, Foyzur Rahman, 50, from Sylhet, Sirina Akhter, 60, from Brahmanbaria, Abdul Mottalib, 58, from Naogaon, and Abdul Mottalib, 58, from Naogaon.

Mustafigur and Azizul died on Thursday while Shahjahan and Foyzur passed away on Wednesday, according to the portal. Sirina breathed her last on 7 July while Abdul Mottalib and Rafiqul died on 4 July and 3 July respectively.

The causes of their deaths could not be immediately determined.

This year, around 60,256 Bangladeshis have performed hajj.