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Fourth self-immolation attempt in Morocco

Arab World Materials 26 January 2011 04:24
A Moroccan man set himself on fire Tuesday, the fourth suicide attempt in the North African country within a week, Xinhua reported.
Fourth self-immolation attempt in Morocco

A Moroccan man set himself on fire Tuesday, the fourth suicide attempt in the North African country within a week, Xinhua reported.

The man, who suffers from mental illness, set himself ablaze in his home and was taken to a hospital, state-run MAP news agency reported.

At least three Moroccans attempted suicide by setting themselves on fire last Friday.

The incidents were inspired by an act of self-immolation by Tunisian Mohamed Bouaziz, which sparked protests across the country and forced president Zine El Abidine Ben Ali to step aside and fled the country on Jan. 14.

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