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Bari mayor stops attempted self-immolation

07/03/2013

Man entered town hall with petrol canister

Bari mayor stops attempted self-immolation

Bari, March 7 - Bari Mayor Michele Emiliano on Thursday stopped a man from setting himself on fire in the foyer of the southern Italian city. Emiliano, who was doing an interview, stopped the visibly agitated 60-year-old man as he started to pour the fuel over himself. The mayor then tried to calm the man down and took him into the city's offices. The man was said to have been distraught by problems regarding a property. photo: Michele Emiliano