Yemeni citizen dies at IjtemaNew Age Online
A Yemeni citizen, attending the Biswa Ijtema, has died of heart failure bdnews24.com reported.
Doctors say five men who had come to join the Ijtema have died so far in the last two days -- four of them of cardiac arrest.
Gazipur’s civil surgeon Shah Alam Sharif said the last to die was Ahmed Abu Abduh Jorun, 70, who is from Yemen.
He said Jorun had complained of chest pain before collapsing around 10:00am on Saturday.
‘He passed away before he could be taken to the Dhaka Medical College and Hospital,’ Sharif said.
On Friday night, two men had died.
Kushtia’s Jihad Ali, 53, died of cardiac arrest while 60-year old Shamsuddin of Mymensingh died after he had slipped during ablution.
Before the Ijtema had formally began, two others had died of heart failures on Thursday.
Muslims from all over the world throng to the banks of the Turag River in Gazipur to attend the annual congregation -- the second largest for Muslims after the Hajj.
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