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SAD: 3 Pilgrims From Nigeria Confirmed Dead In Saudi Arabia on



​Just as pilgrims for this year’s Hajj braces up to climb the mountain Arafat tomorrow (Sunday), the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON) has confirmed the death of three out of the 76,000 Nigerians in Saudi Arabia for the exercise.

The Saudi Arabia hajj authority had earlier declared that the Arafat processions would take place tomorrow, while the big celebrations roll in till the next day (Monday), which marks Eid el fitr.

The Head of Medical Team, Dr. Ibrahim Kana, who confirmed the death toll to stakeholders during a pre-Arafat meeting at Makkah, said two of the pilgrims died in Madinah and one in Makkah, adding that his medical team were still conducting postmortem to ascertain the actual cause of death.