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Missing Maldivian woman found: Hajj Corporation

Fathmath Shaahunaz
20 May 2019, MVT 17:28
Muslim worshippers perform prayers around the Kaaba, Islam's holiest shrine, at the Grand Mosque in Saudi Arabia's holy city of Mecca on August 17, 2018 prior to the start of the annual Hajj pilgrimage in the holy city. Muslims from across the world are gathering in Mecca in Saudi Arabia for the annual hajj pilgrimage, one of the five pillars of Islam. / AFP PHOTO / AHMAD AL-RUBAYE
Fathmath Shaahunaz
20 May 2019, MVT 17:28

The Maldivian woman who went missing during Umrah, the ongoing Islamic pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia, was found Monday.

Hajj Corporation's Managing Director Ismail Hameed revealed that the woman was found near the Jamrah pillars in Mina. He assured that she was in good health when found.

The elderly woman went missing during the ritual walk between the mountains Safa and Marwa on Saturday. Hajj Corporation did not disclose further details on her.

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

There have been several cases of people going missing during the pilgrimages of Hajj and Umrah in the past as well.