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Six men die on Biswa Ijtema ground

Update : 03 Feb 2024, 11:06

A total of six participants died on the Biswa Ijtema ground since Wednesday till Friday morning.Among them, three participants died on Friday morning. 

They were Md Matiur Rahman, 55, Md Ekhlas Mia, 70, Md Sahalam, 60. 

Matiur Rahman was from Jamalpur Sadar thana, Md Ekhlas Mia was from Netrokona district. Md Sahalam was from Bhola district. 

The three died due to old age-related complications, cardiac arrest, and breathing problems. Gazipur Metropolitan Police Deputy Commissioner Md Ibrahim Khan confirmed the matter.

Earlier, three participants died on Thursday and Wednesday. They were Yunus Mia, 60, Jaman, 40, and Abdus Sattar, 70.

Among them, Yunus Mia was from Brahmanbaria district's Sarail Thana, Jaman was from Chapainawabganj district, and Abdus Sattar was from Netrokona district.

All three died due to old age-related causes and cardiac arrest. Abdus Sattar passed away on Thursday, and the other two died on Wednesday.

The first phase of 57th Bishwa Ijtema, one of the largest global Muslim gatherings, entered its second day today in Tongi with continued spiritual activities, including the recitation of Allah’s divine names and sermons.

Commencing on Friday after Fajr prayers, the event kicked off with general sermons by the esteemed Maulana Ahmad Buttullah from Pakistan. The grounds of the Ijtema are witnessing the influx of several hundred thousand Muslim worshippers from around the world.

Saturday's dawn prayers were followed by a sermon from Maulana Abdur Rahman of India, which Maulana Abdul Matin translated into Bangla. The day is scheduled to continue with teachings from Maulana Zahirul Hasan and Maulana Ibrahim Deula post-Asr and Maghrib prayers, respectively.

Devotees are steadily arriving at the site by various means of transport, eager to participate in the ongoing religious observance.

The culmination of the Ijtema's first phase will be marked by the Akheri Munajat on Sunday.

To address accommodation demands, the Ijtema has been bifurcated into two phases since 2012. The subsequent gathering will take place on February 9 at the same location.

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