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WATCH: Kaaba cleaned after incident where man attempted to set himself on fire

In the video men are seen cleaning the wall of the Kaaba where the man had stood and poured a solution on himself

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A video was shared by social media users on Tuesday showing the holy Kaaba in Mecca getting washed after a man attempted to burn himself in front it.

In the video two men are seen cleaning the wall of the Kaaba where the man had stood and poured a gasoline on himself.

The media spokesman for the security force of the Grand Mosque, Sameh al-Silmi said the man who appeared to be in his 40’s was arrested on Monday evening after he poured gasoline on his clothes and tried to set himself on fire.

He said the security forces instantly noticed and were able to arrest him.