Woman among two Haj pilgrims dies in Mecca

Srinagar, Aug 23: Two pilgrims, including a woman, from Jammu and Kashmir died during the Haj pilgrimage at holy city of Mecca on Wednesday, reports reaching here on Thursday said.

They said a pilgrim identified as 67-year-old Ghulam Mohammad Dar, resident of Cheerkot Kupwara and Saja Begum (65) wife of Ali Mohammad Lone of Hayhama, Bungam, Kupwara complained of chest pain and fell unconscious at Minah in Mecca.

The pilgrims, who had completed all necessary formalities of Haj, were immediately rushed to nearby hospital where they were declared brought dead.

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