HYDERABAD: Two more Haj pilgrims from Telugu states died in Mecca, according to the latest information available on Sunday evening. The deceased were identified as: Saira Banu(55) from Tenali in Guntur district and Qazi Lateef Sayeed (64) of Dabeerpura in Hyderabad.
The Guntur woman died on Saturday night in Al nor Hospital in Mecca where she was undergoing treatment after she fell unconscious on the day of stampede that killed hundreds.
Upon falling sick, she was shifted from Mina to Indian Mission Hospital in Mecca where she breathed her last, a press release from the Haj Committee confirmed. She had gone on pilgrimage along with her two nephews. Saira Banu is survived by husband, two sons and a daughter. Qazi Lateef Sayeed of Hyderabad died of massive cardiac arrest on Sunday. He breathed his last in a local hospital in Mina.
He had gone on pilgrimage with his wife Wajeeda Nafees. He is survived by wife, two sons and two daughters. This brings the death toll of Haj pilgrims from Telangana and AP to five. While four of them were from Telangana, one from AP. While two died in the stampede, others died a natural death.