19 June 2018, Tuesday, 4:00

Comintern Worker Who Burnt Herself At Factory Gate Dies


The Homel resident, who burnt over 50% of the body, stayed in hospital for 10 days.

The inhabitant of Homel, who set herself on fire at the Comintern factory gate and suffered from the burns covering over 50% of the body, has died in hospital, BelTA reports.

The incident took place in the regional center in the early morning of June 9. The employee of the enterprise, having poured herself with a flammable liquid, set her clothes on fire with the help of a lighter. The company's employees, who were at the facility's entrance, managed to beat down the flames, and called for an ambulance.

The woman was taken to hospital in a serious condition, and put under the artificial lung ventilation. The deceased was a native of Homel, after the Chernobyl disaster she lived in Karelia for some time.

The 55-year-old woman worked as a cleaner at Comintern since 1999.

During the act of self-immolation, the Homel resident managed to shout: "I was robbed of 18 years of labour record!".

It was reported later that they hadn’t included the years which the woman worked in Karelia into her labour record.