Adem Yarıcı, a father of two, set himself on fire in front of the governor’s office of Turkey’s Hatay province, shouting, “My kids are hungry,” and later died in a hospital due to a heart attack triggered by the incident, the Turkish media reported.
Local media said the man arrived at the governor’s office on Friday morning with a can of gasoline and started to talk about his financial troubles.
People listening to him had tried to stop him from immolating himself.
The governor’s office claimed that Yarıcı suffered from psychological problems and had previously attempted to set himself on fire.
In November four siblings in İstanbul and a family of four in Antalya committed murder-suicides by cyanide due to financial problems.