A 50 years old man attempted to set himself on fire inside a bank branch in downtown Thessaloniki.
The man entered the bank at 15:00 and started to threaten he will set himself on fire. Shortly after he poured on himself a flammable liquid and lit the fire. The fire could be quickly extinquished and the man was transported to nearest hospital with no visible burning wounds.
The would be suicider was facing serious economic problems and was customer at this branch where the incident occured.
According to newsblog.gr the bank had seized his house and was about to give it to auction.
Several people have taken their life since 1,5 year ago due to financial problems. The exact number is unknown.