Death of five Algerian Hajjis, and three pregnancies registered
Algiers- In a statement to Ennahar yesterday, the executive director of the National Hajj and Umrah office, Cheikh Barbara, expressed his regrets after the death of five Algerian Hajjis, who went on pilgrimage to Mecca. De deceased were aged between 80 and 84.
- The Director of the Office of Haj and Umrah, also expressed his concerns about the advanced age of the Algerian Hajjis this year compared to previous years. Over 60% of Algerian Hajjis, according to Cheikh Barbara, are aged between 75 and 85.
- In addition, the medical team accompanying the Algerian Hajjis recorded so far three pregnancies, according to Cheikh Barbara who has expressed regret over the failure to respect advice from the National Hajj office by Algerian hajjis, especially since these women are pregnant between the third and sixth months. This, in addition to many excesses committed by Algerian hadjis in the Holy land, who refuse to comply with regulations and guidance of the National Hajj and Umrah office.
- Cases of chronic diseases were also recorded among the Algerian pilgrims, such as cancer and kidney failure, which had not been reported by Hajjis, creating enormous difficulties for the members of the Hajj delegation in fulfilling their mission.
- Approximately 25,700 Algerians hajjis landed yesterday in Mecca, in addition to the arrival of nine flights yesterday at the Jeddah International Airport before they reach Mecca to accomplish their pilgrimage.
Cheikh Barbara says, the agency has provided the Hajjis with 10 buses for their displacement from their places of residences to the holy places of Islam in Mecca for the five prayers. Buses are available to hajjis 24 hours, according to the director of the office and this, in order to ensure a smooth Hajj, especially after many of these claimed during the previous years.
- Ennahar / Moussa Bounira