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Nigerian pilgrim on Hajj dies after falling from a faulty elevator in Saudi Arabia

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A pilgrim from Niger state Nigeria has died after falling from a faulty elevator in a ten story constructing in Makkah, Saudi Arabia.

The deceased, a male who has but to be named, is alleged to be from Chanchaga Local Government Area of the state.

Nigerian Pilgrims in the resort stated that they’d complained concerning the faulty elevators however obtained no constructive response.

His journey companions in the resort stated the pilgrim had completed packaging his baggage and was ready to be scheduled for his return journey to Nigeria after finishing the Hajj pilgrimage.

“All the lifts in this hotel are faulty. We have been complaining to the management but nothing has been done. About three people were also trapped in one of the lifts this morning,” one of many pilgrims in the resort stated.

The resort, positioned on Ibrahim Khalil road in Makkah City, is likely one of the buildings formally allotted to Niger State pilgrims.

Meanwhile, the chief of the Niger State Pilgrims Welfare Team for this 12 months’s Hajj, Alhaji Abubakar Magaji, has pleaded with the state’s pilgrims to stay calm.

Abubakar stated:

 “We are awaiting the response of the Saudi authorities investigating the matter before taking further action.”

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