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I.Coast immigrant sets himself alight in Rome airport

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An immigrant from Ivory Coast set himself on fire in Rome airport on Thursday after receiving a deportation order, sparking panic among passengers in the busy terminal, Italian media reported.

A police officer quickly put out the flames with a fire extinguisher but the man was badly burnt and has been hospitalised in a serious condition.

He was taken away in a stretcher, wrapped in a fire blanket.

The part of the airport where he set himself on fire was closed to the public for an hour.

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http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130214/icoast-immigrant-sets-himself-alight-rome-airport