Two Kupwara Hajjis die in holy city of Mecca


Two pilgrims from north Kashmir’s Kupwara district died after performing Hajj in Mecca on the intervening night of Wednesday-Thursday.

The two pilgrims were identified as Ghulam Mohammad Dar, 67, from Cheerkot Kupwara and Saja Begum, 65, wife of Ali Mohd Lone of Hayhama, Bungam, Kupwara. The duo had complained of chest pain and then they fell unconscious in Mina area.

Both the pilgrims were immediately taken to nearby health care facility where doctors declared them dead on arrival. (GNS)

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