Asylum seeker sets himself on fire

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An asylum seeker set himself ablaze at an asylum seekers’ centre in Echt in the south of the Netherlands on Tuesday. Security staff arrived quickly to put out the flames. A number of people witnessed the incident.

The man was rushed across the border to the burns unit at a hospital in Aachen in Germany. He is in serious condition.

The COA Central Agency for the Reception of Asylum Seekers is declining to give any information about the man or what his motives may have been.

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