Elderly man set alight

2010-06-13 09:29

Johannesburg - A 70-year-old man is in a critical condition after he was set alight in Florida on Saturday, Johannesburg paramedics said.

Netcare 911 spokesperson Chris Botha said paramedics arrived on scene to find the man had been doused with petrol and then set alight.

"The man was in a critical condition as he had sustained 80% burns to his body," he said.

He had to be airlifted to hospital.

Police were not immediately available for comment.