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Jordanian man sets himself on fire, taken to hospital

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13:07, January 12, 2012

AMMAN, Jan. 11 (Xinhua) -- An unidentified man on Wednesday set himself alight in Jordan's capital Amman, according to local police department.

The man burnt himself at a neighborhood located in the eastern side of the capital and was taken to hospital, according to a statement by the police.

The police said they were looking into the issue and would announce details to the media later.

On Monday, a Jordanian man set himself on fire, citing his dismissal from work and difficult economic conditions as the reason. Later in the day, the man died from severe burns.

Following the suicide of a Tunisian man almost a year ago which led to the toppling of his government, many Jordanians have threatened to burn themselves over the past year in protest of tough economic conditions and corruption in the kingdom.

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