3 students set fire to themselves

2013-03-15 20:03

Dakar - A student leader said that three university students set fire to themselves on the campus of Senegal's largest university to protest changes in the way credits are being counted in the college's geography department.

Seydou Niang, who organised a week-long hunger strike, said that three of his classmates doused themselves in petrol and set themselves alight on Friday.

Niang spoke on the telephone from the hospital, where he had accompanied the three.

He said all three had survived, but one had suffered severe burns and was in intensive care.

The University of Cheikh Anta Diop was once one of the most prestigious universities in West Africa. It has fallen into disrepair and the campus is frequently immobilised both by student protests and strikes by the low-paid professors.

  • mica.gogome - 2013-03-15 20:11

    Damn crazy sick,i'd rather kill myself than commit suicide.Iyoooo.....oh.

      cokiswa.mhlahlo - 2013-03-15 20:27

      And what is suicide ?

      Nkala Popo - 2013-03-15 20:30

      Hmm i thought if u comit suicide ur killing urself.

      Ann Padoa - 2013-03-15 20:45

      Killing yourself is suicide.

      Ushir Sahdao - 2013-03-15 21:09

      Lol Juju I know it's you!!!

      Irvin Rasmeni - 2013-03-15 21:45


  • Kholofelo Petrus Mokgwadi - 2013-03-15 20:24


  • gary.maggz - 2013-03-15 21:02

    If you should ever catch fire, avoid looking in a mirror because that will really throw you into a panic....Jack Handy

  • Nizole Middle-Finger Khala - 2013-03-15 21:15

    Satan is showing everyone that He/She exist and the train is overflowing with followers!

      mkobane1 - 2013-03-15 22:16

      Satan is a he, sons of god! They r all created and they have no arrangement like humans where we r born to multiply. Hola multiply ...

  • Fishlus - 2013-03-15 21:18

    Now this is the level of commitment that South African students need to aspire to

  • nickholmes - 2013-03-15 21:53

    The stupid is strong with these 3 flaming morons. Hopefully it stops them from breeding.

      Fishlus - 2013-03-15 22:03

      I reckon the fire stopped the breeding right there and then

  • Mabhesha'nkone ZoSuthu - 2013-03-15 22:08

    I think we should develop this kind of protest in South Africa. Perfect way to get rid of the "whine" makers.

  • mkobane1 - 2013-03-15 22:23

    The shrewd one had seen calamity and continue to conceal himself, the inexperienced one has continued and must suffer the consequences.

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