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02 June 2023

African fell out of sky in Saudi: Was hiding in plane's wheel bay

By Staff

A body which fell out of the sky in Saudi Arabia this week was an African man who is believed to have hidden in the aircraft’s wheel bay to sneak into the Gulf Kingdom, a newspaper reported on Wednesday.

“It seems the African man was hiding inside the wheel bay. When the plane was about to land and opened its wheels, the man fell down and died,” Sada said.

It said parts of the body reached the ground and that police are testing DNA to identify the man and determine his motives for such an act.

Police said on Sunday human body parts fell out of the sky in the Western Red Sea port of Jeddah after midnight after receiving calls from residents that they heard something hitting the ground.

Saudi authorities have reported thousands of foreigners have tried to sneak into the oil-rich Gulf Kingdom in search for jobs either by sea or through the border with Yemen, Jordan, Iraq and other countries.

The fall of the African body was the first report of its kind in Saudi Arabia, the world’s largest oil exporter.