Egyptian who set himself ablaze in Alexandria dies in hospital

Ahram Online , Tuesday 18 Jan 2011

The 'Sidi Bouzid syndrome' claims another victim in Egypt, protesting unemployment

The 25 year old Ahmed Hashem El-Sayed, the third Egyptian to set himself ablaze on Tuesday, died in hospital later the same day.

El-Sayed had set himself on fire in an attempted suicide in Alexandria as a result of unemployment.

Earlier Tuesday a man set himself on fire outside parliament in downtown Cairo, copying a similar attempt Monday, also in the same location.

El-Sayed is the third Egyptian to copy Tunisia's Abouaziz, who set himself on fire in December triggering riots and the ultimate Tunisian revolution.

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