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Gaza woman dies after self immolation

April 13, 2013 7:13 P.M. (Updated: April 14, 2013 10:06 P.M.)
GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- A 22-year-old woman died on Saturday after setting herself on fire last week, a medical official said.

Gaza health ministry spokesman Ashraf al-Qidra told Ma'an that the woman, whose identity remained hidden, suffered burns to 80 percent of her body after pouring gasoline over herself and setting it alight.

Local sources told Ma'an that the incident, which took place in Rafah, was related to "family reasons".
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