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Thursday, August 30, 2018

Nigerian pilgrim on Hajj dies after falling from a faulty elevator in Saudi Arabia

A Nigerian on Hajj to Makkah has died after he fell from a faulty elevator this morning.

The deceased was a Niger State pilgrim who was in Mecca for the 2018 Hajj.

The Commissioner in charge of health of the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON), Dr. Ibrahim Abubakar Kana, representing the chairman of the Commission, paid a condolence visit to the deceased's contingent, urging them to take heart. He also sought Allah’s forgiveness for the deceased and fortitude for his family to bear the loss.

Dr Kana said that immediately the tragedy was reported, NAHCON despatched medical personnel to the scene of the mishap, and after medical checks, they certified the victim dead.

He lamented that residence managers knew that the lift had been faulty for days but they made no conscious effort to seal it off and warn pilgrims to keep away from it.

Dr. Kana added that the host nation, Saudi Arabia’s authorities and security agents have

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