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Sun 9 Feb 2014 01:12 PM

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Saudi pilgrim dies while waiting for delayed flight

Turkish man reportedly had heart attack after flight from Madinah delayed by more than 24 hours

Saudi pilgrim dies while waiting for delayed flight
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An elderly Turkish pilgrim reportedly died at an airport in Saudi Arabia when he suffered a heart attack after waiting more than 24 hours for a delayed flight.

Seventy-year old Ali Osman Agat died at a hospital in Madinah following the fatal heart attack at the holy city’s airport, which occurred while he was waiting for Saudi Arabian Airlines flight back to Turkey.

According to reports, more than 400 people are currently stranded at Madinah and Jeddah airports as a result of dense fog which has prevent flights from landing.

The news came on the same day as 15 Egyptian pilgrims reportedly dying in a fire at a hotel in the same city.

Neither officials at Madinah airport nor Saudi Arabian Airlines could not be reach for comment on the matter.

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