Friday, November 30, 2012

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Man sets himself on fire after marriage proposal refused

Posted: 28 Nov 2012 01:30 PM PST

Man sets himself on fire after marriage proposal refused

A man set himself ablaze after his girlfriend rejected his marriage proposal in Qingdao city, Shangdong province on November 23, 2012.

The 38-year-old man, surnamed Wu, from Nanchang city, Jiangxi province suffered serious 60% burns over his body surface, and is now still in critical condition.

Wu met his girlfriend in Nanchang last year. But their relationship eventually came to a problem after being together for some while, and the girl left him for her hometown Qingdao and asked for a breakup.

On November 22, Wu drove a BMW car to Qingdao from Nanchang, which is around 1,100 kilometers away. He brought with him betrothal gifts worth tens of thousands of yuan in order to propose the girl.

The man also prepared for the worst by buying a barrel of gas on the road, in case his girlfriend refused him.

At around 8 a.m. on Nov 23, Wu arrived at the girl’s home.

He proposed to her, but was refused directly.

Wu threatened that he would not live if she did not marry him. The girl and her mother thought he was joking, but Wu poured the gas all over himself and ignited it.

The terrified mother and daughter called 110 immediately and attempted to put out the fire. When the rescuers arrived, Wu has been seriously injured.

He was sent to the municipal hospital of Qingdao immediately, and is taken care in the ICU now.

Woman spotted walking in street nude and barefoot in east China

Posted: 28 Nov 2012 12:34 PM PST

Woman spotted walking in street nude and barefoot in east China

A woman was spotted walking down a street nude and barefoot in Suzhou city, Anhui Province, on November 27, 2012.

She held clothes in her hands and shivered in the cold wind.

Several kind-hearted passers by went up to stop her and persuaded her to put on clothes, when seeing that.

It was unknown why the woman would strip herself naked and walked the streets in such a cold weather.

Woman spotted walking in street nude and barefoot in east China

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