Saudi official: Fall of Iraqi lady from balcony of hotel in Madinah was accident

No truth to rumors about a suicide or that there was criminal suspicion (shutterstock)

Saudi Undersecretary of the Ministry of Hajj and Umrah for Visit Affairs in Madinah Mohammed Bejawi said that investigations in the incident of the fall of an Iraqi woman in her fifties off a balcony of a hotel where she stayed showed that the incident was accidental and that there is no truth to rumors about her suicide or that there was criminal suspicion in her fall.

The official said that the investigations indicated that the Iraqi woman fell from a decorative, wooden balcony in Mawadah Hotel in Madinah as she was trying to hang her clothes to dry after she slipped and fell to the ground outside the hotel.

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The head of the Supreme Commission for Hajj and Umrah of Iraq Dr. Khalid Al-Attiyah visited the Office of official and heard the findings of the investigations conducted in the death of the Iraqi pilgrim.

Al-Attiyah expressed his thanks and appreciation to the Saudi government for its clear efforts to serve all pilgrims including the Iraqis.

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Last Update: Wednesday, 20 May 2020 KSA 09:51 - GMT 06:51