Sacrificial Sheep Shoves Egyptian to Death

An Egyptian sheep destined for sacrificial slaughter forestalled its owner’s plans by pushing him to his death from a three-story building in Alexandria, police said today.

They said Waheeb Hamoudah, 56, who worked in the police tax evasion department, had been feeding the sheep he had tethered on the rooftop when it butted him.

Neighbors found Hamoudah lying bleeding and concussed on the ground below, with several broken bones, on Monday. He died soon after reaching the hospital.

Hamoudah had been fattening the sheep for the past six weeks and planned to kill it for Eid al-Adha, the Muslim feast of sacrifice, in early March.

Many Egyptian city dwellers keep livestock on rooftops, balconies or in basements, especially in the run-up to Eid al-Adha.

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