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Syrian teenager self-immolates
in Beirut

The National News Agency reported that a Syrian youngster set himself on fire on Sunday in Beirut’s Corniche al-Mazraa and is currently in critical condition.

 

The nineteen-year-old, identified as Ahmad Mahmoud Youssef, reportedly attempted to self-immolate in the area's Barbour Square due to financial hardship and debts he was incapable of paying.

 

Youssef was rushed to the Geitaoui Hospital where he is being treated for third degree burns.

The nineteen-year-old reportedly attempted to self-immolate due to financial hardship.