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Migrant sets himself on fire after asylum bid rejected


A 24-year-old migrant set himself on fire on Wednesday morning outside the migration services office in Larnaca.

He is being treated for burn wounds at the Larnaca general hospital A&E department.

The act of self-immolation was carried out in protest after having his asylum request rejected, according to the Cyprus News Agency.

Police detailed that the incident occurred at about 11am after the 24-year-old approached an official outside the migration services office.

He complained that his application was rejected and then set himself on fire, having brought flammable liquid in a bottle.



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