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Three men set alight in alleged mob attack in George

Police say it’s believed three men were doused with petrol for allegedly stealing a laptop.

Two sustained severe burn wounds, while the other escaped. Picture: sxc.hu.

CAPE TOWN - Two people are in a critical condition in hospital after they were set alight in a suspected mob attack in George.

Police say it's believed three men were doused with petrol for allegedly stealing a laptop.

Two sustained severe burn wounds, while the other escaped.

The police's Malcolm Poje said, "Police are investigating attempted murder following an incident yesterday morning where three people were set alight after the community poured petrol on them. Two have been taken to hospital in a critical condition and the investigation is ongoing."

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