Man Sets Fire to Himself Outside Silvio Berlusconi’s House


Rome: An Italian set himself on fire Monday in front of the house of former prime minister of Italy Silvio Berlusconi and was rushed to hospital in a serious but stable condition.

According to AGI news agency, the Sardinian approached the gate of billionaire Berlusconi’s Villa San Martino residence near Milan before setting alight his clothes, which had been doused in a flammable liquid.

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Police on duty in front of the villa rushed to his aid, putting out the flames and evacuating the man by helicopter to hospital. There was no immediate indication as to why the man, said to be in his thirties, had set himself on fire.