A man set a house on fire in Hanoi Tuesday in an attempt to immolate himself.
A VOVNews report cited his neighbors on Tran Thai Tong Street as saying 30-year-old Nguyen Trung Hai has been a drug addict for many years and was suffering the last stages of AIDS.
Police found Hai inside the burning house. The man had locked himself inside and cut his neck before setting himself on fire, the Tuoi Tre newspaper reported.
Hai was rushed to hospital in unstable condition with a lot of blood loss.
The fire was put out in about an hour at 11.30 am, and did not affect buildings nearby.