ISLAMABAD - 42 Pakistani pilgrims have died during this year’s annual Hajj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia.
According to Pakistani government’s figures most of the deaths occurred due to suffocation or road accidents.
Last year, 108 Pakistani pilgrims had died during Hajj, showing a decline of 80% in deaths this year.
Of this year’s fatalities, 30 were male and 12 female belonging to different cities of Pakistan, including Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Peshawar, DG Khan, Hyderabad, Karachi, Kohat, Faisalabad, Attock, Khairpur, Malakand and Kasur, said officials from the Ministry of Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony.
These deceased pilgrims were buried in Sharaya, Jannatul Baqi and Arafat graveyards.