Tuesday, 1 February 2011
Third Algerian man dies from self-immolation
His suicide brings the number of deaths by self immolation to three since mid-January. The second man, who had tried to set himself on fire in front of the bank where he works, was prevented from doing so by a work colleague.
The newspaper reported that the bank had refused him financial aid to care for his handicapped daughter. He had been an employee with the local development bank, BDL, for over 18 years.
The latest incident brings the total number of attempts to 10, since 12th January. The spate of self immolations, mirror the act of a 26 year old Tunisia man, Mohammed Bouazizi, who protested against unemployment and police harassment.
Sources: AFP, Ennahar
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