Hajj 2018: Nigerian pilgrim dies in elevator pit


A Nigerian pilgrim was yesterday reported dead in Makkah, Saudi Arabia, after mistakenly falling into the pit of an elevator under repair in his hotel accommodation.

Reports have it that the deceased who hails from Niger State stepped on the system without knowing it was under repair and immediately sunk inside the pit.

The National Medical Team of NAHCON immediately mobilised rescue workers to the site.

According to the Medical team Leader, Dr Ibrahim Kana, “following the tragedy that occurred this morning in house no three of Niger Sate, men of the National Medical Team were there for the rescue”.

He said the CCTV footage of the incident was being reviewed to get full details.

This brings to seven, the number of Nigerian pilgrims that have died since the arrival of the first batch of the 2018 hajj.

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