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POST TIME: 3 September, 2018 00:00 00 AM
18,693 hajis return home
UNB

18,693 hajis return home

A total of 18,693 pilgrims have returned home in 51 return flights during the last seven days after performing hajj in Saudi Arabia, reports UNB. Among the 51 flights, 29 were operated by Biman Bangladesh Airlines while 22 by Saudi Arabian Airlines, said sources of hajj office yesterday. The return flights of hajj pilgrims started on August 27, which would end on September 27. On August 27, the first flight of Biman Bangladesh Airlines returned home with 419 pilgrims.

According to hajj bulletin, a total of 105 Bangladeshi hajj pilgrims, including 87 men and 18 women, died in Saudi Arabia before and after hajj until yesterday. This year a total of 127298 pilgrims went to Saudi Arabia from Bangladesh for performing hajj.