Libyan young man sets himself on fire at Martyrs Square (Video inside)

The man on fire and others trying to help him. (Social Media)

A Libyan young man committed suicide on Monday by setting himself on fire at the crowded Martyrs Square in Tripoli while many people were outside celebrating Eid Al-Fitr.

According to the Libyan Emergency and Safety Department in Tripoli, the man was rushed to hospital and then died of his burns.

Social media users circulated short videos and photos showing the man on fire and others trying to help him.

No details about the identity of the man or why he did so in the second day of Eid celebrations.

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