Friday, 15 February 2013

Man sets himself ablaze at Rome airport

Ivorian doused himself with fuel and set himself on fire at Rome's Fiumicino airport after showing officials a deportation order.

The incident occurred in a customs police office in Terminal 3 of the airport. Police said the man poured a canister of fuel over himself and ignited it with a lighter.

The man was taken to hospital in a serious condition. The smoke caused alarm among travellers, and a small part of the airport was briefly closed off. No other injuries or disruption were reported.

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