Johannesburg – A Nigerian woman has died while "stoning the devil" while taking part in the annual Muslim pilgrimage or hajj in Saudi Arabia.
The chairman of the National Hajj Commission of Nigeria (NAHCON), Dr Ibrahim Kana, said the woman's death brings the total number of Nigerians who have died during the pilgrimage this year to nine.
”The deceased, a Lagos State pilgrim, collapsed at Jamrat and was brought to the hospital in Muna but died. She was hypertensive,” Kana said referring to the woman.
Kana made the announcement while updating journalists in regards to the activities of the NAHCON medical team, Sahara reporters reported.
Muslim pilgrims cast stones at a pillar symbolising the stoning of Satan, in a ritual called "Jamarat," the last rite of the annual hajj, on the first day of Eid al-Adha.