Unemployed man dies after setting himself on fire in Turkey

An unemployed man has died after setting himself on fire in Turkey’s southern city of Hatay early on Friday in front of the governor’s office.
Friday, 07 February 2020 22:21

The local media sources reported that the security officers intervened in the scene using fire extinguishers. “I’m unemployed, I’m hungry, my children are hungry,” the unemployed father said while he was setting himself on fire.

Although the citizen was taken into a hospital in the city, he died of heart attack while he was being transferred to another hospital in the city of Mersin. 

The governor’s office has released a statement following the death of the unemployed father. The officials claimed that “he previously attempted to burn himself because of his psychological disorders.”