Woman spontaneously burst into flames as she sat on a park bench in Germany

Tuesday, November 10, 2015 by

A woman was left in critical condition after allegedly bursting into flames as she sat on a bench in the city of Flensburg, in northern Germany.

The Flensburger Tagesblatt and The Local reported that fire and smoke emerged from the woman, who is believed to be in her 40s and originally from Mauritius, while she was sitting on the bench.

Despite the best efforts of a passer-by to beat out the flames, she has reportedly been left severely injured by the incident.

She was taken to a hospital and has since been transferred to a specialist burns unit in Lübeck.

Some reports say that the woman already passed away due to her injuries. Reports as to her current condition remain unconfirmed as of this writing, however.

Prosecutors are said to be keeping an open mind as to the real cause of the incident. While “one witness claimed to have seen two men fleeing the scene shorty before the incident,” prosecutor Ulrike Stahlmann-Liebelt said authorities have not ruled out suicide as a possible cause.


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