A Syrian refugee set himself on fire in the hot spot of VIAL on the island of Chios on Thursday noon. A policeman who attempted to save him was also injured though slighter than the man.
The refugee is in critical condition as he suffered severe burn injuries 85% of his body. He was rushed to the local hospital, medical personnel provided every possible assistance. He is awaiting to be transferred to a specialized hospital in Greek capital Athens.
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Transferred to the local hospital was also the police officer who rushed to save the man on fire.
The policeman has reportedly suffered burn injuries 3% of his face and 7% in his hands (?). He will most likely also be transferred to Athens for better treatment.
According to information obtained by local media, the 29-year-old Syria refugee arrived on the island on March 22, 2017.
Seventy refugees and migrants arrived on Chios on Thursday morning and another 68 on Wednesday.