Filipino Pilgrim Dies on Way to Mecca

A Filipino pilgrim on his way to Mecca in Saudi Arabia for the annual Hajj pilgrimage died before reaching his destination, reports Syamsul Alam Muhtar, 69, died of a heart attack while still in Dubai in the United Arab Emirates last September 16. He was among the estimated 8,000 Filipinos who will take part in this year's Hajj pilgrimage.