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Five Pakistani Hajj pilgrims die in Saudi Arabia

This year, a total of 42,000 pilgrims from Pakistan went to Saudi to take part in the annual pilgrimage. 

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Makkah: Pakistani officials have confirmed that five pilgrims died during their stay in Saudi Arabia while performing Hajj this year. 

According to Hajj Mission sources, the Pakistani pilgrims, who had reached to perform the annual Hajj pilgrimage, died in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA). 

Reports quoting sources said that the deceased include four men and a woman—identified as Fazal Ali (Swat), Hafiz Mohammad Siddique (Lahore), Syed Khair Mohammad (Pishin), who were buried in Sharia graveyard in Makkah. 

The other two pilgrims, Najam Al-Nisa (Karachi) and Aladdin (South Waziristan), were buried in Jabal Uhud Cemetery in Madinah. 

All five pilgrims died at different times. 

It is pertinent to mention here that this year, a total of 42,000 pilgrims from Pakistan went to Saudi to take part in the annual pilgrimage. 

 

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Death toll in Hyderabad gas leakage climbs to five

The injured were under treatment at a hospital in Karachi

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Death toll in Hyderabad gas leakage climbs to five

Hyderabad: The death toll from a gas leakage blast at Hyderabad’s Pathan Colony a few days ago climbed to 5 on Thursday.

According to the details, the incident took place a few days ago women forgot to turn off the gas at night and in the morning an explosion occurred when the stove was lit in the kitchen.

The injured were under treatment at a hospital in Karachi. 

Those who lost their lives in the incident were 65-year-old Ratan, 60-year-old Sawatri, their young daughter, and another person.

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South Korea flooding death toll rises to 11

President Yoon Suk-yeol says it was the heaviest rainfall since Seoul weather records began 115 years ago

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South Korea flooding death toll rises to 11

Seoul: The death toll from South Korea’s record-breaking rains and flooding has risen to 11, officials said Thursday, with eight more people still missing as Seoul struggles to clean up after the deluge.

Two days of torrential rain flooded streets and subway stations in the capital, with President Yoon Suk-yeol saying it was the heaviest rainfall since Seoul weather records began 115 years ago.

Images shared on social media earlier this week showed people wading through waist-deep water and overflowing metro stations, with the posh Gangnam district particularly hard hit.

Of the 11 dead, six were in Seoul, three in Gyeonggi province and two in Gangwon province, according to data from the interior ministry. Three of the eight missing were from the capital.

More than 5,300 people were forced to evacuate their homes, the ministry added.

Among the 11 victims, three died while trapped in their flooded semi-basement apartment, known as a banjiha, according to the ministry. Local reports say the victims were a teenager, her mother and her aunt.

One victim is believed to have been electrocuted while removing a tree that had fallen onto a sidewalk while another died when a landslide buried his home in mountainous Gangwon.

At an official meeting on relief efforts, South Korean Prime Minister Han Duck-soo said the government had already completed the bulk of emergency repair work.

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Pakistan, China vow to strengthen cooperation in diverse fields

"Both countries have always stood by each other in difficult times"

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Islamabad: Pakistan and China have reaffirmed the resolve to further strengthen their cooperation in diverse fields for mutual benefit.

This came at a meeting between Chairman Senate Sadiq Sanjrani and China's Ambassador to Pakistan Nong Rong during a meeting in Islamabad on Thursday.

They also emphasized for collective efforts for regional peace and prosperity.

In his remarks, the Chairman Senate said the strategic cooperative partnership between the two countries will take their relationship to new heights.

Sadiq Sanjrani said both countries have always stood by each other in difficult times.  

He said Pakistan is committed to the timely completion of CPEC. He said the enemies of CPEC will not succeed in their designs. He said providing protection to the Chinese workers in Pakistan is our top priority.

The Chinese envoy said Pakistan is a close friend of China. He said his country desires to further strengthen relations with Pakistan. He said China will continue its efforts for regional peace.

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