Saudi Arabia

As Muslims mark the Eid Mubarak festival yesterday, Muslims from across the globe traveled to Mecca, Saudi Arabia to mark the festival. It was however gathered that a 56-year-old female pilgrim from Lagos, Nigeria died while performing the rituals to mark the festivity. The lady was said to have died while on her way to the Jamrat (where stoning of the devil often takes place) at the early hours of Sunday, August 11.

The deceased was identified as Alhaja Folashade Lawal and it was learned that efforts to revive her were unsuccessful. Dr. AbdulLateef AbdulHakeem, the Lagos State Amirul Hajj said doctors linked the cause of her death to high blood pressure.

“We were told she slumped on her way to Jamarat to throw pebbles but unfortunately she gave up from that point.

“Doctors told us that she had high blood pressure,” AbdulHakeem said.

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