Fire at camp linked to sui­cide at­tempt

Fiji Sun - - World News -

Can­berra: The fire that gut­ted a unit in a Nauru refugee camp ear­lier this week was part of a sui­cide at­tempt, ac­cord­ing to the vic­tim’s hus­band. The Ira­nian wo­man was res­cued from the burn­ing unit and given oxy­gen at Nauru hos­pi­tal. The Aus­tralia-based Refugee Ac­tion Coali­tion re­ports that the hus­band says his wife had suf­fered de­pres­sion for a long time and had made pre­vi­ous sui­cide at­tempts. Mean­while a protest at Nauru’s fam­ily com­pound over the treat­ment of asy­lum seek­ers and refugees on the is­land has now en­tered its 67th day. An­other protest at the sin­gle men’s camp is in its 28th day. RNZI

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