Third Egyptian man sets himself ablaze in Alexandria
Third Egyptian sets himself on fire imitating Tunisia's Abouaziz
Ahram Online, Tuesday 18 Jan 2011
An unemployed man set himself on fire in an attempted suicide in a building in the Khurshid district in Alexandria.
Ahmed Hesham El-Sayed, a 25-year-old, is the third Egyptian to copy Tunisia's Abouaziz, who set himself on fire in December triggering riots and the ultimate Tunisian revolution.
Hospital sources say that El-Sayed was severely burnt and has been unable to be questionned by police.
Police have reportedly claimed that El-Sayed had a mental problem. His father said he went up to the roof of the building and poured kerosene a carpet, stood on it, and lit a match to it, setting himself on fire.
Earlier Tuesday a man set himself on fire outside parliament in downtown Cairo, copying a similar attempt Monday, also in the same location.