Man who set himself on fire outside White House has died

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The man who set himself on fire outside the White House on Wednesday has died.

The man, who has been named as Arnav Gupta, was taken to the hospital on Wednesday but died later that night US officials said. The man reportedly suffered burns on 85 per cent of his body.

The incident took place on the Ellipse, an area popular with tourists between the White House and the Washington Monument.

Investigators do not know the man’s motive.

Man sets himself on fire near the White House
A video grab shows the man who set himself on fire before being extinguished by police officers on the Ellipse across from the White House, in Washington, DC, USA. Photo: EPA-EFE/GREG MILLER





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