"D.C. man on fire" was the gruesome headlines yesterday after a man set himself on fire on the National Mall in Washington D.C., today that man is dead. The D.C. man who set himself on fire was burned too severely to be saved, reports NBC News on Oct. 5.
The D.C. man who set himself on fire has not been identified as of yet, as his injuries were so extensive. No one knows why the man walked on to the National Mall, poured a can of gas over his body and lit himself on fire on Friday afternoon.
Witnesses said he had a cohort with him who had set up a camera on a tripod and filmed the man setting himself on fire. As the man went up in flames, several passersby ripped off their shirts and started swinging them at the man to beat down the flames.
Witnesses said that the man was breathing and somewhat alert as the paramedics loaded him into the helicopter to be airlifted to a hospital. He was thanking the handful of men who had stopped and helped him by putting the flames out.
Nothing more has been mentioned about the reported accomplice, who witnesses claimed was filming the man as he went up in flames. Witnesses reported the man was severely burned after setting himself on fire.