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Man dies after setting himself alight at Montecasino

Officials say the man doused himself with petrol inside the casino this afternoon.

Red tape has been put around the area where a man doused himself with petrol and set himself alight at the Montecasino in Johannesburg on Sunday 24 July 2016. Picture: Thando Kubheka/EWN.

JOHANNESBURG - A man has died after setting himself alight at Montecasino in northern Johannesburg.

Officials say the man doused himself with petrol inside the casino this afternoon.

The exact details surrounding the incident are not yet known.

Johannesburg Emergency Service's Nana Radebe says the man was declared dead on scene.

"When the paramedics got on scene we found someone had put petrol on himself and he was declared dead on scene. At the moment we're not sure what happened but found he poured petrol on himself."







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