Man sets himself on fire in Amsterdam

6th April 2011, Comments 1 comment

An unidentified man set himself on fire in Amsterdam’s Dam Square on Wednesday.

The Amsterdam firebrigade has confirmed initial reports by Amsterdam TV channel AT5.

The man has been admitted to hospital in a serious condition. Bystanders tried to put out the flames engulfing the victim. A spokesperson for the Amsterdam police said it was an attempted suicide. The victim cannot be interviewed due to his serious condition.

The site of the attempted suicide, near the National Monument in the Dam Square, has been cordoned off by the police.

© Radio Netherlands Worldwide

1 Comment To This Article

  • Kelly Johnson posted:

    on 8th April 2011, 23:38:02 - Reply

    Just curious about your follow up on this story..Thanks