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Veep Confirms Death of Two Ghanaians


2006-01-19 14:19:08
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Aliu Mahama
Vice President Aliu Mahama has confirmed the death of two unidentified Ghanaians during the stampede in the holy city of Mina in Saudi Arabia.

This brings to five the official record of Ghanaians who died during the just-ended pilgrimage known as Hajj.

Three of them died of natural causes.

An estimated 344 pilgrims died during the stampede when they converged at Mina for the symbolic stoning of the devil to climax the Hajj.

Vice President Mahama, who led a six-member Government delegation to the Hajj, was speaking on arrival from the Hajj.

He said that he used the unique religious exercise to pray for the peace and prosperity of Ghana.

Whilst in Saudi Arabia he also met and interacted with the Saudi King, Abdullah, President Abdoulaye Wade of Senegal and President Yahya Jammeh of the Gambia.

source: joyfm

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