Saudi police announce death of man who threw himself from Grand Mosque roof

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Saudi police have announced the death of a male foreigner threw himself from the roof of the Grand Mosque in Mecca to the ground floor of the circumambulation nave.

A media spokesman of Mecca police said the incident happened at 9.20 p.m. on Friday and the fall resulted in the man’s immediate death.

A Saudi Press Agency statement quoted the spokesman as saying: “The body was rushed to a hospital, pending the results of investigation into the incident, particularly his identity, and reasons behind his behavior despite the erection of a strong round fence to protect people from falling down.”

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