Woman fighting for life in hospital after setting self alight

A 48-year-old woman from the Mělník area, north of Prague, is fighting for her life a day after allegedly dousing herself in gasoline and setting herself alight. Relatives found the woman in her home at five in the morning on Friday. She was airlifted to a Prague hospital where she remains in critical condition. The police are investigating the incident but have not learned why the woman attempted to take her life.

Author: Jan Velinger