A man set himself on fire on Tuesday February 7 in front of the Moroccan consulate in Madrid, police and diplomatic sources told AFP, without being able to indicate the motivations for his act.
According to a spokesman for the emergency services, the "
" man was treated at the Madrid hospital in La Paz.
“Help arrived very quickly”
A police source told AFP that this man had "
set himself on fire in front of the Moroccan consulate
", without being able to provide further details.
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We have no idea why he did this.
It happened very quickly, help arrived very quickly
,” the Moroccan embassy in Spain told AFP.
There was no contact with the consulate, it happened in front of the consulate
," she added.
Local media claim that this man is a Moroccan in his forties, which the embassy was unable to confirm.
I saw him running and there were people behind him who were trying to take off his clothes
" on fire, told Spanish public television a witness named Rachid, who also said he saw a man running with him. a fire extinguisher to try to put out the flames.
Seeing how the flames were coming from his head, I think he had poured gasoline on him
," he said.