Man sets self on fire

6th December 2007, Comments 0 comments

6 December 2007, HAREN – A still unidentified man set himself on fire at the town hall of the Groningen village of Haren. The man is most likely an asylum seeker, police said on Thursday.

6 December 2007

HAREN – A still unidentified man set himself on fire at the town hall of the Groningen village of Haren. The man is most likely an asylum seeker, police said on Thursday.

The man was immediately put under a shower by municipal personnel. He was then brought to hospital with serious injuries.

A spokesperson for the police says it is still unclear how many people witnessed the incident. There were several visitors to the town hall at the moment the man set fire to himself.

Several municipal workers also witnessed the incident. They are being provided counselling at a nearby community centre.

The police say it is still unclear whether the incident was a cry for help or a suicide attempt.

[Copyright Expatica News + ANP 2007]

Subject: Dutch news

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