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Search on for Maldivian woman missing during Umrah

20 May 2019, MVT 13:52
Muslim pilgrims gather on Mount Arafat, also known as Jabal al-Rahma (Mount of Mercy), southeast of the Saudi holy city of Mecca, on Arafat Day which is the climax of the Hajj pilgrimage early on August 20, 2018. Arafat is the site where Muslims believe the Prophet Mohammed gave his last sermon about 14 centuries ago after leading his followers on the pilgrimage. PHOTO: AHMAD AL-RUBAYE / AFP
20 May 2019, MVT 13:52

Hajj Corporation announced the search for a Maldivian woman who went missing during Umrah, the ongoing Islamic pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia.

The company’s Managing Director Ismail Hameed, on Monday, stated that the woman went missing during the ritual walk between the mountains Safa and Marwa on Saturday.

Her information was not made public.

A total of 84 people went on the pilgrimage under the care of the government company. Hameed mentioned that everyone was doing well.

“We have been searching for the woman 24/7”, he said.

There have been numerous cases of people going missing during the pilgrimages of Hajj and Umrah.