Bangladeshi jumps to death in Makkah

United News of Bangladesh | Updated at 01:27pm on June 16, 2018

A Bangladeshi man on Wednesday threw himself to death from the first floor into the Kaaba circumambulation area at the Grand Mosque (Haram Mosque) in Makkah where worshippers were circling the sacred edifice or waiting for prayers.

The identity of the deceased could not be known immediately, reports the Gulf news quoting Saudi news site Sabq.

The victim fell on a Sudanese man in his fifties who was praying, causing him serious fractures and injuries. He was taken to the nearby Ajyad hospital then to Noor Hospital for treatment.

Security forces checked the surveillance cameras and noticed that the Bangladeshi man jumped over the fence on the first floor and committed suicide, it said.

The mosque was the busiest area in the Muslim world on Wednesday evening with more than two million worshippers performing the last Taraweeh prayers of Ramadan this year.