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Man sets himself on fire in Iligan

Posted at | Updated as of 01/26/14 1:54 AM

MANILA -- A man died after he set himself on fire along the street near his house in Purok 6, Barangay Pala-o, Iligan City at around 10 p.m. on Friday.

The victim was identified as Antonio Boctulan, a 42-year-old mechanic.

Boctulan was still rushed to the Iligan City Provincial Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office (PDRRMO). However, he did not survive after suffering serious burns.

Investigation showed that the victim, who had two kids with his previous wife, was recently left by his live-in partner.

The victim's family said they tried to stop Boctulan from setting himself on fire but he did not listen. -- Report from Ronnie Enderes, ABS-CBN News Iligan