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A Man Tries To Set Himself Alight In Mecca’s Grand Mosque

A man described as mentally disturbed, tried to set himself alight next to the kaaba

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Man tries to set himself alight next to the Kaaba

A pilgrim tried to set himself alight whilst standing near the Kaaba at the Grand Mosque in Mecca. A video of the incident has begun circulating online showing security guards capturing the man who tried to ignite himself.

The incident occurred on the evening of Monday, 6th February, reports revealed that the man poured gasoline on himself, the grand mosque police managed to stop himself lighting himself on fire.

The man has been described as a man in his 40's. Grand Mosque's spokesman, Major Sameh Al Salami said "poured petrol on himself and tried to set it alight" he went on to state, “His actions suggest that he is mentally ill,”.

Witnesses claim the man tried to burn the black cloth covering the Kaaba.