Lost Maldivian pilgrim found inside Grand Mosque

A Maldivian pilgrim with the Sisilfaru Hajj group reported lost in the late afternoon on Friday was found inside the Grand Mosque in the holy city of Mecca.

According to the local Dhi-Islam news website team in Saudi Arabia, Sarah Adam, of G. Lishan, was found safe and unharmed on Saturday night by the second-in-charge of the Sisilfaru Group, Ibrahim Manik.

Sarah was separated from the group and lost at the plain of Mount Arafat on Friday. Pilgrims are required to spend the afternoon of the ninth day of Dhul Hajja at the Mount Arafat in order to complete the Hajj.

Some 1,000 Maldivian pilgrims with eight groups are currently in Mecca for the Hajj and are due to return on November 3, 4 and 8.