Saudi man dies, aged 130


Zafer bin Yehya al-Asmari died in Ballasmar in southern Saudi Arabia on Tuesday, leaving behind about 60 grandchildren, Al-Watan said, without making clear how many times he married.

His son Abdullah told the paper Asmari, who walked to Mecca three times for the annual hajj pilgrimage, never wore shoes and never travelled by car except when he was once taken to hospital.

Asmari spent a lifetime eating only the product of “what he grew or raised”, including honey, butter and meat, and always warned his children to avoid chemicals, the son said.

He was also “known for his boldness and daring to confront wild animals, once killing a tiger”.