This trend is getting out of control:

A 25-year-old unemployed man set himself on fire in an attempted suicide in a building in the Khurshid district in Alexandria. He was severely burnt and has been unable to be questioned by police. Ahmed Hesham El-Sayed is the third Egyptian to set fire to himself in two days.

Update:

2125 GMT: In Algeria, a woman "about 40 years old" tried to set herself on fire on Tuesday in the resort of Sidi Ali Benyoub, 600 kilometres (370 miles) west of Algiers. It is the 7th case of self-immolation in the last week in Algeria.

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