A man has died after slipping on a toilet brush.

Toilet tragedy

Toilet tragedy

The unnamed 60-year-old managed to fall over in his bathroom and stab himself through the eye with the handle of the brush in the town of Istra, which is near Moscow in Russia.

He was subsequently taken to a nearby hospital but the doctors could not save his life.

The medical experts confirmed to the Moskovsky Komsomolets newspaper that the brush became cut off above the eye, meaning it was not possible to remove it.

What's more, the impact led to bones breaking within the man's skull, which increased the risk of serious brain damage.