Snake-obsessed man sets himself on fire

A Saudi man imagining snakes are targeting him and his car poured petrol on his body, got inside his car and set himself ablaze. He died later in hospital.

Stunned passers-by rushed to rescue the burning man but failed after the vehicle itself caught fire in the middle of the road. Civil defence men later put the fire out, pulled the charred man out and rushed him to hospital.

“He died of his injuries at hospital…before setting himself on fire, he claimed that poisonous snakes are inside his car looking for him,” Okaz newspaper said in a report from the western town of Makkah on Sunday.


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