Dutch Man Sets Himself on Fire at Jakarta Embassy
A 69-year-old Dutch man set himself on fire at the Dutch Embassy on Jalan Rasuna Said, South Jakarta, on Friday. He reportedly suffered burns to 70 percent of his body.
The name of the man is Albert Johannis Cornelis, according to Indonesian news site kompas.com. It is not clear yet what prompted his action.
“The incident took place at 2:15 p.m.,” Indri, a security guard at the embassy, said on Friday.
Indri said she saw the man running out of the embassy complex toward Jalan Besakih, a small road nearby. Fire had already engulfed his body, before he collapsed in a small park on the road.
The man reportedly also set some of his personal documents on fire. His passport showed he was born in 1943.
He has been admitted to nearby Medistra Hospital.
A local police officer said Cornelis was still alive and that he had suffered from burns to 70 percent of his body.