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This is the terrifying moment a man set himself on fire outside a branch of Piraeus bank in the northern Greek city of Thessaloniki.
The unnamed 55-year-old was heard to shout out that he was in debt as he covered himself in petrol today.
According to police, this was the third attempt he had made to harm himself in such a way.
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Originally posted by hotbread
Shoking pictures of a middle aged man attemting to kill himself by setting his body on fire in public right infront of the bank where his debt is. I think this guy has reached the dead end and has no other way to get out of his debt other than commiting suicide, a very sad and tragic situation facing Greeks. Grraphic images if you click the link.
Truly shocking is the case of an elderly who lived in an old house in the center of Heraklion. The crew cut the power, as ordered. Before they leave leave they saw the occupant of the house coming from the the old house.
"Then we realized that he had one foot. We didn't not know. He shouted with all his might: " I gave my foot for my country. And now comes the Greece and cut the power. " I will not forget this man as long as i live. Frankly I was ashamed. But we could not do otherwise because we would have penalties. "
Originally posted by zerozero00
Maybe the images are deceiving, but in the 1st image the fuel bottle looks half empty as he pours it over himself, but the next image shows the bottle looking rather full
Originally posted by ludwigvonmises003
RIP old man .Rest in peace.may the great spirits give the fella a better afterlife.
Originally posted by Leo Strauss
A hundred fortunes won and lost since the great depression. The trouble is people become rigid or less flexible as we age. It is easier to weather bad economic times when you are young. You have never had anything so you don't know what it is like to give up an identity of wealth or success. Also, there can be tremendous guilt and suffering if you have children depending on you for food clothing and shelter and suddenly you are unable to provide.
A reminder bad times come and go just like good times. This too shall pass.