Two more devotees die at Ijtema venue

United News of Bangladesh. Gazipur | Published: 13:09, Jan 10,2020


Two more devotees died at the Ijtema venue in Tongi on Thursday night and early Friday.

The deceased were Khoka Mila, 60, of Kazipur upazila in Sirajganj, and Mohammad Ali, 70, of Patiau upazila in Chattogram.

Illias Hossain, a caretaker of the Ijtema ground, said that Khoka Mia died around 10:30pm while Mohammad Ali around 1:00am due to old age complications at their respective tents.

With this, a total of three devotees died at the Ijtema venue.

Earlier on Thursday morning, Yeakub Ali, 85, son of Hashem Ali of Kotalipara in Gopalganj, died just after arriving at the Ijtema venue.

The first phase of Biswa Ijtema, the second largest congregation of Muslims after Hajj, began on the banks of the Turag River in Tongi after Fazr prayers on Friday.

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