A 35 year old French man on Friday reportedly committed suicide in Mecca’s Holy Mosque as thousands of pilgrims offered prayers.
Citing Saudi police, local media reported that incident took place at 9:20pm on Friday – when a foreigner threw himself from the roof of the mosque.
The man received serious injuries after falling to the ground.
Authorities tried to save his life and shifted him to a hospital for treatment where he succumbed to his wounds.
Luckily no one else was hurt during the incident as he jumped in to an open crowded plain full of pilgrims where he could have caused serious injury or even death to others falling from such a height.
The local administration said the man fell in the Mataf area and had his ribs and many other bones broken.
An alleged video of the incident shows a man jumping from the roof of the Grand Mosque , falling and then landing on the ground with a loud thud.
Authorities said that the reason of suicide was inconclusive as yet, however, an investigation into the matter is underway.
Images have emerged of the man who they identified to be the one who jumped.
They also include the death notification form.