Man In Debt Sets Himself On Fire In Greece

Man In Debt Sets Himself On Fire In Greece

Thessaloníki : Greece | Sep 18, 2011 at 8:56 PM PDT
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Greece is in its third year of recession, surviving only on international loans, and the cost-cutting measures employed by the government have caused a rash of business failures and record unemployment.

This adverse condition could have driven a 55-year-old man to set himself on fire in front of a bank in Thessaloniki, in northern Greece, Huffpost World said.

The injured man was not identified but police said he doused himself with gasoline before lighting himself up shouting he could not pay back the debts from his failed business.

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An unidentified 55-year-old man in Thessaloniki, in northern Greece, sets himself on fire after dousing his body with gasoline.
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