Mercoledì, 26 Settembre 2018

Man dies after setting himself on fire to halt home eviction


Vittoria, May 21 - A 64-year-old man who set
himself ablaze to prevent eviction from his home has died from
his injuries, authorities said Tuesday.
Giovanni Guarascio doused himself with gasoline and set
himself on fire on May 14 after his home was put up for auction
for 26,000 euros.
The flames reached his wife and daughter, as well as a
police officer who arrived at the scene in the Sicilian town of
Vittoria, near Ragusa.
Guarascio died in the burns unit of Catania's Cannizzaro
hospital, where his wife is still being treated.
"In the face of such a tragedy, there is no more time to
lose. The national government needs to understand that credit
collection agencies striking at thousands of families in Italy
need to be suspended," Vittoria Mayor Giuseppe Nicosia said.
"The city of Vittoria has opened a help desk with free
legal and financial assistance and consultants to help families
like Guariscio's," Nicosia said.
The city's mayor said that the council intends to buy the
Guariscio home to help support the family.

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