National 15.8.2016 10:36 am

Mpumalanga man sets himself alight

Image courtesy Dylan McMullin/Freerangestock.com

Image courtesy Dylan McMullin/Freerangestock.com

Police say the man doused himself with petrol inside the house’s main bedroom.

A case of arson is being investigated after a man set himself alight in Steiltes, in Mpumalanga.

Police said he doused himself with petrol inside the house’s main bedroom on Sunday, Lowvelder reported.

Mbombela police spokesperson, Captain Dawie Pretorius confirmed the incident.

“I can confirm that the man died after he burnt himself. We have opened a case of arson, at this stage police investigations are continuing,” said Pretorius.

The exact details surrounding the incident are not yet known.

– Caxton News Service

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