Saturday, 26 September 2015 18:53

HAJJ TRAGEDY: Gombe declares 5 pilgrims missing

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The Gombe State Muslim Pilgrims Welfare Board has declared five pilgrims that travelled from the state missing in Saudi Arabia. The Executive Secretary of the board, Alhaji Usman Gurama, told journalists in Mina, Saudi Arabia, on Saturday that the pilgrims could not be found since Thursday.

Members of the medical team, Gurama said had been combing hospitals and mortuaries with a view to locating them or their remains. He, however, said that for now, it had not been confirmed whether they were among the over 700 pilgrims that died on Thursday stampede at the Jamrat (stone throwing venue).

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