Wed, February 25, 2009
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Three men set themselves on fire in downtown Beijing

2009-02-25 08:27:25 GMT2009-02-25 16:27:25 (Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

BEIJING, Feb. 25 (Xinhua) -- Three men set themselves on fire in downtown Beijing Wednesday afternoon, a Beijing government spokesman said.

They sat in a vehicle and ignited themselves around 3 p.m. at the crossing of Wangfujing and Chang'an avenues. It was not known at the moment whether they were dead or not, the spokesman said.

Wangfujing is a renowned street for shopping. Chang'an is the main east-west thoroughfare in the heart of Beijing.

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