Ghana records first casualty at Hajj pilgrimage

Ghana records first casualty at Hajj pilgrimage

A 70-year-old Ghanaian identified as Alhaji Alhassan Kuku has died while on pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia

According to a statement signed by the deputy communications director of Pilgrims Affairs of Ghana (PAOG), Mohammed Amin Lamprey the cause of the death is not yet known.

The statement however, revealed that the head of medical team, Dr. Abdul Samad Suleman said he suspects hypoglycaemia is the cause of death

Ghana records first casualty at Hajj pilgrimage

Ghana's village in Accra

He collapsed suddenly and unfortunately eye witness did not rush him to the clinic on time. When we saw him, he had cold extremities, no cardiopulmonary activities and was clinically dead,” the statement said.

The death which occurred Tuesday, September 13, went through the normal burial procedure, and the body was buried in Makkah around 7pm Saudi Arabia time just after Magrib prayers.

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The PAOG expressed their deepest heartfelt for the death of a Pilgrim and also extended condolences to the family members back in Ghana for the lost of a dear one.

This is the first casualty Ghana has recorded since the beginning of this year’s Hajj Pilgrimage.

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