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Man dies trying to break into Mérida church 

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The Seventh Day Adventist church at Calle 60 near Calle 77 in Mérida, Yucatán. Photo: Internet

A burglary suspect bled to death attempting to smash his way into a downtown Mérida church.

Paramedics responded to the Seventh Day Adventist church at Calle 60 near Calle 77 when a man severely cut both wrists, apparently using his bare hands to break through a glass door. 

Witnesses said the man, around 30, jumped the church’s high iron gate along the sidewalk and attempted to gain entry. He was found by a custodian inside the church after he collapsed in convulsions after losing massive amounts of blood. 

He was transported to a hospital, where he died of his wounds. 

The Seventh Day Adventist Church has more than a dozen places of worship in Mérida, and is one of the city’s most prominent congregations outside of Catholicism. Its most well-known temple is also on Calle 60, north of the Centro, between the Hilton and the Villa Mercedes hotels. 

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