A woman is in critical condition at a German hospital after her body went up in flames while she was sitting on a park bench in a children’s playground.
Witnesses told local media that she was silent as she became engulfed entirely in flames. One man took off a jacket and began beating her with it, hoping to extinguish the fire that was burning her entire body.
The woman is believed to be in her 40s. She has been flown to a specialist burns to receive treatment for trauma. How or why she was set in flames is strangely unknown.
This isn’t the first time people have witnessed spontaneous human combustion. The subject remain widely disputed however because many argue that because of the body’s high water content, it is not possible to burn from the inside out.
Prosecutor Ulrike Stahlmann-Liebelt reportedly said they have not ruled out suicide, but one witness says he saw two men fleeing the scene shortly before the incident.
Tragic either way.