Rumours Saruuan Aljhelie had already died earlier in the week sparked unrest in the Yongah Hill immigration detention centre

A 22-year-old Iraqi refugee has died in hospital, days after he attempted to take his own life in his room at the Yongah Hill detention centre in Western Australia.

Saruuan Aljhelie was taken from the centre by ambulance on Sunday night, and rumours that he was already dead sparked protests among other detainees and a fire which gutted an accomodation compound.

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