Two Chadian pilgrims die in Saudi Arabia
APA-N’Djamena (Chad) - Two pilgrims from Chad in Saudi Arabia for the pilgrimage to Mecca died from illness, APA learned Tuesday from the national organizing committee for Hajj 2017.
The body which did not specify the nature of their illness added that all arrangements were taken to ensure the good health of the pilgrims, and that all reported cases of malaria were treated.
Chad, which had a quota of more than 6,000 places for this year’s pilgrimage, only sent 4,786 pilgrims to Mecca.
A source close to the organizing committee attributed the lower number of Chadian pilgrims to the economic and financial crisis affecting the country.