A fifty-year-old set himself on fire while he was in consultation, on the seventh floor of the CHU Grenoble-Alpes this Tuesday morning, we learned from the police and the CHU.
Immediately taken care of, he is between life and death.
The reasons and the precise circumstances of his gesture remain to be defined for the time being.
This person set himself on fire early in the morning "within one of our consultations", on the 7th floor of the huge building located in the town of Tronche, near Grenoble, said the communication from the CHU Grenoble-Alpes, confirming information from the regional daily Le Dauphiné Libéré.
"We don't know why, how it happened"
The man was immediately rescued in the hospital's removal service, but with a vital prognosis, said Grenoble police, alerted around 10:40 am.
He was then transferred by helicopter to the burns department of the Édouard Herriot hospital in Lyon.
"We do not know why, how it happened," added the police who opened an investigation.
At this stage, she does not know, for example, whether the fifty-something has previously sprayed himself with a flammable liquid and, if so, where he got it.
The teams from the CHU who took care of the victim immediately "are very affected, and we give them all our support," says a spokesperson for the CHU Grenoble-Alpes.
Recently, a man in his thirties set himself on fire in June in the Aisne, in front of dozens of people, in a crowded square in Saint-Quentin. In April, a man had made his gesture at the Pigalle station in Paris, in front of "shocked" passengers.