Refugee in Germany dies while trying to burn his wife alive in shelter

The fire left the woman seriously injured and part of the shelter building ablaze


Afp September 01, 2016
Migrants arrive at the railway station in Munich, southern Germany, on September 12, 2015. PHOTO: AFP

BERLIN: A refugee in a German shelter died on Thursday while trying to set his wife on fire, leaving the woman seriously injured and part of the building ablaze, the police said.

The 45-year-old man, whose nationality was not given, was previously known to the police, said the authorities in Ruedesheim on the Rhine river in the central state of Hesse.

The woman, who had previously separated from her husband, was taken to hospital by helicopter, the police said.

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Two other people were injured in the fire in the shelter that houses 14 people.

Germany took in around one million asylum seekers last year and expects about 300,000 arrivals this year.

The mass influx has forced Germany to accommodate the newcomers in hostels, sports halls and army barracks, where crowded conditions have at times sparked violent clashes.

COMMENTS (3)

genesis | 5 years ago | Reply Burning and butchering is normal Semitic style.More of them and more similar problems.They cannot integrate as they want their style of life wheresoever they go
ajeet | 5 years ago | Reply Muslims were being naughty in Gujarat and even burnt hindus in a train coach, but Modi put the peace back into religion of peace and they have been peacefule ever since.
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