5.12 AM Tuesday, 30 May 2023
  • City Fajr Shuruq Duhr Asr Magrib Isha
  • Dubai 04:01 05:26 12:19 15:41 19:07 20:32
30 May 2023

Woman dies on way to perform Umrah

By Staff

An Egyptian woman in her 20s died of heart attack while on her way to perform Umrah (mini pilgrimage) in Saudi Arabia and her husband blamed a late ambulance.

The woman was with her husband in a bus heading for the western Saudi town of Makkah from Al Khobar in the eastern province when she felt pain in her chest and difficulty in breathing, according to Sabq newspaper.

Her husband told the bus driver who parked at a service station on the motorway and called an ambulance, it said.

“I am sorry to say that the ambulance arrived after nearly two hours. My wife died before its arrival,” the husband told the paper.

He said his wife had come with her children to Saudi Arabia a weak earlier on a visit visa to perform Umrah.