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Prague – In front of a restaurant in Haštalská street in the center of Prague on Wednesday evening, a forty-two-year-old man poured flammable liquid and set himself on fire. He has burns on half of his body. The motive and circumstances of his crime are being investigated by the police. This follows from information from Prague paramedics on Twitter and from Prague police spokesman Jan Rybanský.
The man was saying something before the act, witnesses extinguished the fire, said ČTK Rybanský. “He suffered first- and second-degree burns on 50 percent of his body, he was conscious,” described rescuers on Twitter. They gave him sedatives and painkillers, added fluids and transferred him to Vinohrady hospital, they added.
A similar incident happened in January 2019 in front of the statue of St. Wenceslas on Wenceslas Square. A fifty-four-year-old man also doused himself with flammable liquid there and set himself on fire, he was taken to hospital in a serious condition.