CCTV footage has been released from Saudi Arabia that shows the moment a sheet of glass fell from a building and missed a man's head by inches before shattering on the ground.

The footage, which was uploaded to social media, shows the individual strolling down a street in the capital Riyadh when the large pane of glass suddenly drops from the sky above his head. The sheet narrowly misses the man's head before shattering upon impact with the pavement, knocking off the citizen's headscarf and sending him crashing to the ground.

The individual, who would almost certainly been killed if the glass pane had struck his head, proceeds to get up and walk away, shaken but unhurt.