Singaporean man sets himself on fire in JB
Published on Apr 13, 2014 9:09 AM
A Singaporean man was being treated for 95 per cent burns yesterday after setting himself on fire when he was refused petrol at a kiosk in Johor Baru.
The 42-year-old had walked to the petrol station at Century Garden at around 9.30am but staff refused to sell him fuel as they are not allowed to serve people who are not driving a vehicle.
Chinese evening daily Lianhe Wanbao reported that the man then threatened the petrol station's owner, saying that he would set himself on fire if he was not allowed to buy petrol.
The owner relented and sold him 4 litres before the man stepped out of the kiosk, poured it over himself, then sparked himself with a lighter.
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