A 22-year-old student was badly burned in Lyon on Friday afternoon after he set himself on fire in the middle of the street, according to concordant sources.
The reasons for his gesture remain unclear and an investigation has been opened, according to the same sources. The drama occurred shortly before 3 pm in the 7th arrondissement in front of a university restaurant, the police said. The girlfriend of the victim, a student from Lyon 2, alerted the emergency services who had arrived at the scene early.
Transported to the center of the burn victims
"Burned to 90%", the young man, whose nationality is unknown, was first treated on site before being transported to the Burn Center at Edouard Herriot Hospital, said for their part the firefighters.