Hajj 2016 Woman collapses and dies at Hajj village

Rukaya Isu was at the village to see off a relative making the trip to Mecca for this year’s hajj when the incident occurred.

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A woman said to be in her forties on Sunday August 28 collapsed and died at the Hajj Village in Accra.

Rukaya Isu was at the village to see off a relative making the trip to Mecca for this year’s hajj when the incident occurred.

According to a release from the Communications Directorate of the Pilgrims Affairs Office of Ghana (PAOG), Rukaiya went to the washroom to clean herself but “slipped and fell in the process”.

She was pronounced dead by medical officers at the Village after examination.

READ ALSO: Hajj pilgrims in Northern Ghana to fly directly from Tamale in 2016

The body has since been transferred to Kumasi where she came from for burial in line with Islamic custom.

"The death was shocking and unbelievable to many but from the perspective of Allah (SWT) it’s normal to every soul on earth when his or her time is due to depart this world regardless of location, place or time,” the release comforted," the release said.

The first batch of 500 out of 1500 Muslim pilgrims destined for the Hajj in Mecca departed on Friday 19, 2016 from the Tamale International Airport to Jedda, Saudi Arabia.

The Hajj is an annual Islamic pilgrimage to Mecca, and a mandatory religious duty for Muslims that must be carried out at least once in their lifetime by all adult Muslims who are physically and financially capable of undertaking the journey, and can support their family during their absence.

Read more: Muslim prigrims to be flown from Tamale airport

The gathering during Hajj is considered the largest annual gathering of people in the world.

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