Video: Man sets himself, family on fire

He dies but family saved

A 44-year-old Yemeni man suffering from poverty set his wife and two daughters on fire then poured petrol on his body and set himself ablaze.

Yemeni police said the man died but his family suffered from serious injuries.

Neighbours and passers-by in the southern port of Aden saw smoke billowing out of the windows of the house and decided to break the door after hearing screams.

“They managed to save the mother and her two little daughters but they suffered from serious burns…the man was already dead,” said Yemeniat Arabic language daily, which carried a brief YouTube film about the tragedy.


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