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Tuesday, 2 January, 2001, 15:44 GMT
Sheep butts man to his death
Alexandria
Livestock is often kept on rooftops in Alexandria
An Egyptian man fell to his death on Monday, after a sheep he was raising for sacrificial slaughter butted him off the rooftop where it was kept.

Police said on Tuesday that Waheeb Hamoudah had been feeding the sheep, which was tethered on the rooftop of a three-storey building in Alexandria, when it pushed him off.

He had been fattening the sheep for six weeks in anticipation of Eid al-Adha, the Muslim feast of sacrifice, in early March.

Mr Hamoudah was found by neighbours bleeding and with broken bones. He died soon after reaching hospital.

Livestock is often kept on rooftops, balconies and in basements in Egyptian cities, particularly before Eid al-Adha.

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