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Man sets himself alight in Zahle — bystanders, Red Cross intervene

Man sets himself alight in Zahle — bystanders, Red Cross intervene

(AFP)

BEIRUT — A man set himself on fire, Friday, near Layoun gas station in Zahle, before people extinguished the flames, L’Orient Today’s correspondent in the Bekaa reported.

Here’s what we know:

  • The man, who has not been identified, doused himself with fuel for unknown reasons. The Red Cross transported him to the Hrawi governmental hospital.

  • A week ago, in Saida, a man tried to set himself alight before passers-by prevented him from doing so. Reports of suicide attempts have increased in Lebanon since the 2019 economic crisis.

  • Last November, a father with a can of gasoline in hand immolated himself in Hasbaya, South Lebanon. It is said he did so because of his inability to pay his children’s school and transportation costs.

BEIRUT — A man set himself on fire, Friday, near Layoun gas station in Zahle, before people extinguished the flames, L’Orient Today’s correspondent in the Bekaa reported.Here’s what we know:  • The man, who has not been identified, doused himself with fuel for unknown reasons. The Red Cross transported him to the Hrawi governmental hospital.  • A week ago, in Saida, a man...