Depressed man attempts suicide by burning himself Print
Saturday, 10 March 2018 13:24

By Dan Toribio

A depressed man is now in critical condition after trying to commit suicide by burning his own house at an urban poor resettlement site in Barangay Lunzuran yesterday.

Police identified the man as Herardo Moninito Elviña Jr., 56 years old, a resident of Phase 3, Urban Poor in Lunzuran.

Elvina reportedly started a fire by burning  the pillows and blankets inside his bedroom.

Alert neighbors rushed to the victim’s house upon seeing the smoke and tried to control the spread of the conflagration.

Elvina was rescued and rushed to the hospital.

It was learned that the victim sustained third degree burns from the incident and was declared in critical condition as of press time.

The house incurred partial damages.  (Dan Toribio)