Middle East

Lebanon: Man sets himself alight in front of UN

Current health condition unknown as footage of incident circulates on social media platforms

Wassim Seifeddine   | 05.11.2020
Lebanon: Man sets himself alight in front of UN


A Lebanese man set himself on fire in front of the UN building in the Lebanese capital Beirut, according to the National News Agency.

Video clips on social media showed he was about to set himself ablaze in front of a UN center in the Bir Hassan area.

Bystanders rushed to extinguish the flames and took him to the hospital.

No information is currently available on his health condition. Authorities are yet to comment on the incident. 

*Writing by Mahmoud Barakat

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