Iranian oil ministry's employee burns himself during Rouhani's visit

Iran Materials 17 February 2014 13:17 (UTC +04:00)

Baku, Azerbaijan, Feb. 17

By Umid Niayesh, Saeed Isayev - Trend:

One of the employees of the Iranian oil ministry has burned himself in front of the ministry in Tehran, Iran`s Fars news agency reported on Feb. 17.

Reportedly the 58-year old employee burned himself after Iranian president Hassan Rouhani entered the building.

The person had to be taken to the local hospital immediately. According to the doctors he suffered burns on 55 percent of his body. No further details on his condition and on reasons for burning himself, are available.

The unnamed person was an employee of the Iranian oil industry in the southern region of Iran.

It should be recalled that Iranian president Hassan Rouhani visited the country's oil ministry today morning.