Riga man sets himself ablaze

  • 1999-01-07
RIGA (BNS) - A young man who set himself on fire near the Freedom Monument on Christmas Day was disconnected from an artificial respirator Jan. 3, only to be hooked back up to the machine a day later, according to the National Burn Treatment Center's intensive care unit.A doctor said the 21-year-old man, identified by police only as Konstantin P., could not speak yet but was able to respond when addressed and raise his arms. However, he said Konstantin could take more than a year to fully recover as his body is 30 to 50 percent covered with burns."Patients suffering from similar burns usual...
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