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07 December 2023

Child sets brother on fire

By Staff

A Saudi child poured petrol on his elder brother and set him on fire as they were playing together at the back garden of their house in the Gulf kingdom, a newspaper reported on Saturday.

The child, eight, found a gallon half filled with liquid, lifted it and poured some of it on his 11-year-old brother, 'Kabar' Arabic language daily said in a report from the western town of Taif.

"He then got a match box and lit his brother, who suffered from serious burns and was rushed to hospital by his parents.”