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75,870 Hajj pilgrims return home

A total of 75,870 hajj pilgrims have

returned home by 204 hajj flights � 98 Biman Bangladesh Airlines and 106

Saudi Arabian Airlines till date.

The return flights will continue till September 26, Hajj office sources

said here today.

In this regard, Biman Bangladesh Airlines will operate 172 return hajj

flights till September 25, the sources added.

According to the office, this year a total of 1,27,298 people, including

members of hajj management, went to Saudi Arabia through 371 hajj flights to

perform the holy Hajj.

This year, 126 Bangladeshi hajj pilgrims, including 21 women, died in

Saudi Arabia till date.

Among them, 79 died in Mecca, 14 in Medina, five in Jeddah, 18 in Mina

and 10 in Arafat, said Mecca Hajj Office.

A total of 23,71,675 pilgrims from across the world performed the holy

Hajj this year.

Source: Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha (BSS)