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Man burns himself after marriage proposal refused

( Updated: 2012-11-25 16:36

A man burned himself and was seriously injured after his marriage proposal was rejected by his girlfriend in Qingdao, Shandong province, on Saturday, reported

The 38-year-old man surnamed Wu, from Nanchang, Jiangxi province, drove a BMW 1,100 kilometers to Qingdao, where his girlfriend lived in order to propose to her.

He became close to the girl in 2011 but the relationship eventually ran into problems. The girl made an effort to break up and returned to her hometown Qingdao.

Wu said he loved his girlfriend very much. He drove a car with betrothal gifts worth tens of thousands of yuan to propose. He prepared for the worst by bringing a barrel of gas in case he was refused.

Man burns himself after marriage proposal refused

Wu is seriously injured after burning himself on Nov 23. [Photo/]

On the morning of Nov 23, he came to the girl's home and proposed to her. She refused directly.

He threatened he would not live if the girl did not marry him. He poured the gas on himself and ignited.

Wu was sent to a hospital immediately with more than 60 percent of his body sustaining injuries. He is still in critical condition.

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