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Germany: Refugee attempts suicide by setting fire to shelter02:43

Germany: Refugee attempts suicide by setting fire to shelter

Germany, Bergish-Gladbach
August 7, 2018 at 21:02 GMT +00:00 · Published

SOT, Amirkhan Nagarthy, refugee from Afghanistan (German): "He is a little bit crazy, I don't really understand, but he can't go shopping by himself. Someone from the Red Cross is always helping him. When the social assistance office gives him money, he can't buy everything himself. The person from the Red Cross, this person always has the money, and they go shopping together."

A 29 year old refugee attempted to commit suicide by setting fire to his room in a refugee centre in Bergish-Gladbach on Tuesday.

Police Spokesman Richard Barz explained that a security guard noticed the fire and quickly took action, supported by other residents of the shelter and was able to break into the room.

"Once they were inside they brought the 29 year old out and began to put the fire out. Afterwards, the fire department took over. The 29 year old, the security guard, and six other inhabitants were then brought to the emergency room for medical treatment at the hospital," Barz said.

Amirkhan Nagarthy, a refugee from Afghanistan who lives in the same shelter, said the one who started the fire is "a little bit crazy," and added that "he can't go shopping by himself. Someone from the Red Cross is always helping him. When the social assistance office gives him money, he can't buy everything himself."

No serious burns were reported, but the 29 year old refugee, the security guard, and six other inhabitants of the shelter who helped to put out the fire are being observed for smoke inhalation.

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SOT, Amirkhan Nagarthy, refugee from Afghanistan (German): "He is a little bit crazy, I don't really understand, but he can't go shopping by himself. Someone from the Red Cross is always helping him. When the social assistance office gives him money, he can't buy everything himself. The person from the Red Cross, this person always has the money, and they go shopping together."

A 29 year old refugee attempted to commit suicide by setting fire to his room in a refugee centre in Bergish-Gladbach on Tuesday.

Police Spokesman Richard Barz explained that a security guard noticed the fire and quickly took action, supported by other residents of the shelter and was able to break into the room.

"Once they were inside they brought the 29 year old out and began to put the fire out. Afterwards, the fire department took over. The 29 year old, the security guard, and six other inhabitants were then brought to the emergency room for medical treatment at the hospital," Barz said.

Amirkhan Nagarthy, a refugee from Afghanistan who lives in the same shelter, said the one who started the fire is "a little bit crazy," and added that "he can't go shopping by himself. Someone from the Red Cross is always helping him. When the social assistance office gives him money, he can't buy everything himself."

No serious burns were reported, but the 29 year old refugee, the security guard, and six other inhabitants of the shelter who helped to put out the fire are being observed for smoke inhalation.

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