The Maldivian citizen who went into a comatose state after suffering a stroke while on hajj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia has passed away.
Seema Moosa, 38, from F. Dharanboodhoo, was a Maldives Hajj Corporation pilgrim and had travelled to Saudi Arabia for the pilgrimage with her spouse.
She went into a coma after suffering a stroke while at a tent in the Saudi city of Mina on Monday, August 12, and had been on life support at the Mina Al Wadi Hospital ever since.
A family member confirmed to Sun the Maldives Hajj Corporation called to inform the family of her passing at 11:40 pm last Wednesday.
Islamic Ministry reports no other Maldivian pilgrim has suffered any significant health complication.
The first batch of pilgrims are scheduled to return to Maldives on Sunday, August 18.