DHAKA: Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has sent a message to Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques and Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud, expressing deep shock at the loss of life and injuries in a tragic stampede during the Hajj pilgrimage in Makkah today.
"I am extremely shocked and at tears knowing the tragic death of more than 200 Hajj pilgrims and injury of several hundred in a stampede at Mina this morning. Inna lillahi wa inna ilayhi raji'un," she said in the message.
Sheikh Hasina, now in New York to join the 70th UN General Assembly, said: "The people and government of Bangladesh join me in expressing their deepest condolences and heartfelt sympathies to Your Majesty, and through you to the bereaved family members of the victims and the injured people from different countries."
"We pray to Almighty Allah for granting them the accepted Hajj and the highest place in the paradise. May the Almighty Allah grant the victims and their near and dear ones the fortitude and patience to bear this irreparable loss," she said.-BSS