Man dies after jumping from the Grand Mosque roof in Makkah

The foreign national fell from the roof to the ground floor of the circumambulation nave



A man died after he jumped from the roof of the Grand Mosque in Makkah late on Friday.

The foreign national fell from the roof to the ground floor of the circumambulation nave, resulting in his immediate death, the official Saudi Press Agency (SPA) quoted a spokesperson from the Makkah police as saying.

The incident happened at 9.20pm on Friday and the body was rushed to a hospital.

An investigation is currently underway to identify the man and ascertain the reasons behind his behaviour, the report said.

The incident took place despite the erection of a “strong round fence” on the roof of the Grand Mosque to protect people from falling down, the report added.