70-year-old Ghanaian dies whiles on pilgrimage

A 70- year old  Ghanaian identified as  Alhaji Alhassan Kuku who was part of Pilgrims  who left the country for the religious exercise is reported dead in Mina.

In a statement signed by the Deputy Communications Director of  Pilgrims Affairs of Ghana (PAOG), Mohammed Amin Lamptey, it said the cause of  death is yet unknown.

‘He collapsed suddenly and unfortunately eye witness did not rush him to the clinic on time. When we saw him, he had cold extremities, no cardiopulmonary activities and was clinically dead, ‘ the statement said.

The death which occurred Tuesday September 13, went through the normal burial procedure and the body was buried in Makkah around 7pm Saudi Arabia time just after Magrib prayers.

The Late Alhaji Kuku went to perform Hajj this year with three male relatives including a nephew, hailed from Zabarama Line a suburb of Accra

Read details of statement from PAOG:

 
 
PILGRIMS AFFAIRS OFFICE OF GHANA(PAOG) PRESS RELEASE ————————- GHANA RECORDED FIRST CASUALTY ———————————————————– The Pilgrims Affairs Office of Ghana(PAOG)on a sad note wishes to announce the death of a 70 year old Alhaji Alhassan Kuku who was part of Ghanaian Pilgrims who were in Arafah last Sunday and safely returned back to Ghana camp in Mina. According to our head of Medical Team,Dr.Abdul Samad Suleman,cause of death is unknown because the late Alhaji Kuku was brought to the Ghana Clinic in Mina already dead but he suspected hypoglycaemia as the cause of death.
“He collapsed suddenly and unfortunately eye witness did not rush him to the clinic on time. When we saw him, he had cold extremities, no cardiopulmonary activities and was clinically dead”- Dr.Suleman The death which occurred Tuesday September 13, went through the normal burial procedure and the body was sucessfully buried in Makkah around 7pm Saudi Arabia time just after Magrib prayers.
The Late Alhaji Kuku came to performed Hajj this year with three male relatives including a nephew,hailed from Zabarama Line a suburb of Accra. Alhaji Manaf the CEO of Ansarr Hajj Agency who facilitated the travelling processes of the late Alhaji Kuku,duely informed the family members and appointed one of them among those here in Makkkah for the burial activities.
The PAOG expresses deepest heartfelt for the death of a Pilgrim but at the same time extends condolences to the family members back in Ghana for the lost of a dear one.May Allah sympathise with him and grant him Jannat Firdaws(The highest Paradise ). Since the begining of this year’s Hajj Pilgrimage couple of days ago,Ghana has just recorded the first casualty.
Signed Mohammed Amin Lamptey Deputy Communications Director,
PAOG, 14/09/16.
CC: ALL MEDIA HOUSES.
 
By: Ghana/Ultimatefmonline.com/106.9FM