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.