At least 42 Pakistani pilgrims have died of various causes, during the Hajj pilgrimage, at different localities in Saudi Arabia, officials from the Pakistani Ministry of Religious Affairs and Inter-faith Harmony, said.
Out of the 42 deceased people, 30 were males and 12 females, and they were residents of different cities of Pakistan.
Most of them died of suffocation or in road accidents, according to officials, on Friday.
Twenty-six pilgrims died in Mecca, seven in Madina, five in Mina, and four in Arafat, according to the ministry's figures.
The dead Hajj pilgrims were aged between the early 40's and late 80's.
A female Pakistani pilgrim had also suffered a brain haemorrhage, during the performance of the Hajj, and was shifted to a local hospital, where she still remains unconscious, and in critical condition.
According to the ministry's officials, 184,210 Pakistani pilgrims have reached Saudi Arabia, under government and private programmes, to perform the Hajj this year.
Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK