First Bahraini Woman Sets Herself on Fire in Copycat Death

Published January 15th, 2012 - 02:35 GMT
Image used strictly for illustrative purposes. Woman are starting to light up the Middle East, as the first Arab woman since the trend spread across the region dies from self-immolating.
Image used strictly for illustrative purposes. Woman are starting to light up the Middle East, as the first Arab woman since the trend spread across the region dies from self-immolating.

A 59-year-old Bahraini woman died on Saturday after she set herself ablaze in the first self-immolation case in the country.

Doctors at Salmaniya Medical Complex, Bahrain’s largest hospital, said that the woman had suffered third degrees burns after she set herself alight on Thursday.

According to witnesses, the woman went up to the roof of their house, doused kerosene on her clothes and started the fire.

The woman reportedly suffered for a long time from psychological problems.

By Habib Toumi


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