Man in China threatens to torch himself after coronavirus outbreak cancels birthday

Man in China threatens to torch himself after coronavirus outbreak cancels birthday

AsiaOne-·2020-02-13 11:25

CHONGQING - A man in southwest China doused himself with petrol and tied firecrackers around his waist because authorities cancelled his birthday banquet as a precaution against spreading the coronavirus, Covid-19.

The Chongqing resident, a 59-year-old surnamed Wang, had planned to hold a banquet with 10 tables late last month, state news agency Xinhua reported Wednesday (Feb 12).

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