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A man in Rio de Janeiro has set himself on fire after his partner broke up with him
The heartbroken man – known only as Juliano – was engulfed in an a 12ft high ball of flames.
Passers-by put of the blaze with fire extinguisher before he collapsed to floor in agony at a shopping precinct in Seropedica, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Shocking footage taken by onlooker Wallace Benito Bruno shows Juliano – covered in 90 per cent burns and fighting for his life – complaining about his girlfriend.
He is heard screaming in pain and saying: "I do not want to live. The person who I love does not want to know me."
Wallace, who recorded the clip, said today: "It was the most terrifying and strange thing I have ever seen. It was normal afternoon then I saw a man sitting down in flames and shouting.
"Nobody wanted to go near him in case they were injured. But the fire was extinguished then he was still crying and yelling about the girl he loves.
Passer-by used a fire extinguisher to put out the flames
"We asked him what his name was and he said Juliano. I don't know his surname or anything else about him. The ambulance came and took him away.
I do not want to live. The person who I love does not want to know me
"We all thought he was a lunatic. People were scared to go near him. May God have mercy on his life. I hope he recovers. A problem with a woman is not a reason to do this."
Juliano – with his clothes burned to smithereens – spent 20 minutes crying and rambling about his lost love while surrounded by concerned locals.
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DEVASTATING fire destroys 100 homes in Chile Thu, January 5, 2017
A large fire broke out in the coastal Chilean city of Valparaiso, burning at least 100 homes, prompting the evacuation of about 400 people and sending plumes of smoke high into the air.
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Fire burns a house on a hill, where more than 100 homes were burned due to forest fire but there have been no reports of death, local authorities said in Valparaiso, Chile
Paramedics took the man to hospital where he is in critical condition
Paramedics arrived and he was taken to the Hospital Municipal Pedro II in Santa Cruz where specialists treated him for severe 90 per cent burns covering his body.
A hospital nurse said today that Juliano was in a serious condition and had been kept in a ward since he arrived.
Asked if he had been visited by the woman, they said they did not know.
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