New Self-Immolation Attempted in Bulgaria

Society | October 28, 2013, Monday // 09:29|  views

The latest self-immolator in Bulgaria has been transported from Dupnitsa to Sofia's "Pirogov" emergency hospital, file photo

A Bulgarian man has set himself ablaze Monday morning in the southwestern town of Dupnitsa.

According to local media reports, he is listed in the emergency "Pirogov" hospital in the capital Sofia and is in critical condition.

The incident occurred around 6:00 am. The man is about 40-years-old and suffered many severe burns. He was immediately transported from Dupnitsa to "Pirogov's" Burns and Plastic Surgery Unit.

According to bTV, the incident was caused by domestic dispute.

This is the latest of a string of self-immolations that have shaken Bulgaria since the start of 2013, when large-scale protests against social and economic stagnation erupted.

At least eight people died after setting themselves on fire in EU's poorest country between February and May 2013, with two more attempts in the summer.

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Tags: self-immolation, Bulgaria, Dupnitsa, Pirogov


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