Vendor Burns Himself to Death Over Poverty

21 Jan 2022
Vendor Burns Himself to Death Over Poverty
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Suleyman Ekici, a 63 year old street vendor, set himself on fire and last week died in a hospital in Mu─čla, in the southwestern province of Turkey.

According to Health and Safety Labour Watch bulletin, Ekici burnt himself to death after police did not allow him to work on the street. He was living in extreme poverty and trying to pay his debts by selling charcoal sacks.

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