Hajj 2019: NAHCON confirms death of Katsina pilgrim
Just In: A female pilgrim from Katsina died in Makkah
The Chairman, Medical Committee, National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON), Dr Ibrahim Kana, has confirmed the death of a female pilgrim from Katsina State in Makkah.
Reacting to inquiries from Daily Trust’s correspondent in Madinah, Dr Kana, said the late pilgrim died probably from myocardial infarction which is secondary to hypertensive heart disease.
He said the deceased who died in her sleep was discovered by room mates early this morning before his team were involved and medically certified her dead.
Dr Kana, who said her body had been moved to the mortuary and then prepared for burial accordingly based on instructions from the medical committee, added that “we usually conduct verbal autopsy on pilgrims who die under such circumstances.”