Woman tries to set herself on fire, forgets matchbox

April 9th, 2009 - 5:35 pm ICT by IANS  

Taipei, April 9 (DPA) A jilted Taiwan woman who wanted to commit suicide by setting herself on fire in front of the Taipei World Trade Centre early Thursday was frustrated to find that she had forgotten to bring a lighter or a match, a local TV station reported.
After sprinkling herself all over with petrol, the unidentified woman searched her handbag only to find that she had forgotten to bring a light, cable news network TVBS said.

The petrol-soaked woman then went to the parking lot of the trade centre to try to borrow a lighter from a guard, who was suspicious of her intentions and instead called the police.

The woman later told the police she was dumped by her boyfriend and in desperation she wanted to end her life. The woman was later taken home by her family, TVBS said.

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