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Woman Sets Self On Fire At Mall

2nd Woman Injured Trying To Help

MIAMI -- A woman has been hospitalized after she set herself on fire inside a South Florida mall on Thursday afternoon, police said.

Witnesses said the woman, who is in her 40s, lit herself on fire inside a store at the Mall of the Americas.The 43-year-old woman, whose name was not released, doused herself with a flammable liquid at the Mall of the Americas, said Miami-Dade Fire Rescue spokesman Arnold Piedrahita. She had third-degree burns over 75 percent of her body and was found conscious in a parking lot. Authorities do not know why she set herself on fire.

She was air-lifted to a hospital.

"When she walked out of the bathroom, she was lit on fire. She was walking to the middle of the mall. People started screaming hysterically," said witness Jose Morales.

Morales said people rushed at the woman with fire extinguishers, trying to exti


Added: Aug-13-2009 Occurred On: Aug-13-2009
By: bellava
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