Srinagar, Dec 23 (UNI) As many as 110 Haj pilgrims from India have so far died at the twin Islamic holy cities of Mecca and Medina in Saudi Arabia mostly due to cardiac arrest, officials said today.
Of these, four pilgrims were from Jammu and Kashmir.
The officials said 60-year-old Khatija, wife of Ghulam Ahmed Khan, with passport number 39232 and cover number JK-1113-4, died of cardiac arrest at Medina on November 20. While another 70-year-old pilgrim Raja Begum, wife of Ghulam Mohammad Dar, passport number 36852 and cover number JK-1271-4 also died of cardiac arrest at Medina on November 25.
87-year-old Rahti Bano, wife of Sidiquie Tranmboo, with passpsort number 38037 and cover number JK-1665-4, died due to cardiac arrest at Mecca on December 10 while another pilgrim from the state Hayder Ali, son of Mohammad Ameen, with passport number 34685 and cover number JK-527-4 died at Mecca due to Respiratory failure and chest infection on December 10, the officials said.
Among the deceased, the officials said 26 each from Kerala and Uttar Pradesh, 11 from Maharashtra, eight from Tamil Nadu, seven from Andhra Pradesh, six from Assam, five from West Bengal, four from Jammu and Kashmir, three each from Karnataka, Bihar and Gujarat, two each from Delhi and Rajasthan and one each from Uttaranchal, Punjab, Uttarkhand and Madhya Pradesh.