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Female Street Vendor Sets Herself on Fire
Marocco, A 42-year-old street vendor covered her body with paint thinner and set herself on fire after local police officers stole her money and belongings while preparing the town of Kenitra for a royal visit by King Mohammed VI.
The woman, named Fateeha, used to sell candies and small items near a bazaar in Kenitra called Market of the Blessed Sons.
She suffered from third-degree burns all over her body and took her last breaths at the Hospital in Casablanca on April 12th after a hospital in Rabat refused to accept her as a patient.
People close to the victim told that after 2 police officers confiscated Fateeha’s money and belongings, she went to the head of the municipality to repossess what was taken from her.
The local leader rejected the woman’s request and threatened to run her over with his car after he pushed her to the ground.
After a while, a young boy became the first person to take action and went around asking people for water or a blanket, but was repeatedly dismissed and told to stay inside his house.
Later, when Fateeha’s injuries almost overcame her, locals stepped in and brought her to the hospital in which she passed two days ago.