Man sets himself alight in mosque
AFP · 8 Aug 2011, 11:32
Published: 08 Aug 2011 11:44 GMT+02:00
Updated: 08 Aug 2011 11:32 GMT+02:00
The man, in his fifties, suffered burns over 90 percent of his body and died in hospital, the local prefect's office said.
He had doused himself in petrol and set himself on fire inside the mosque after earlier yelling at the local imam, officials said.
A prefect official said the incident had nothing to do with "xenophobia or racism" and said the man was known to have suffered from psychiatric problems.