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Firefighters save student set on fire in live-stream suicide attempt

The college student live-streamed his apparent suicide attempt online; the video ends nearly 40 minutes in as firefighters enter the smoky room and remove the young man

National Post

ONTARIO, Canada — A Ontario university student livestreamed an apparent suicide attempt online Saturday evening while 200 people watched and encouraged him on a notorious website. The 20-year-old man was taken to hospital with serious injuries after he set his dorm room on fire.

The University of Guelph is working to remove video of the disturbing incident from a number of websites, Brenda Whiteside, vice-president of Student Affairs, told theNational Post.

“We’ve been approaching each site individually,” Whiteside said. She added the university is posting a message from the school’s president on websites that are not removing the video. Video of the incident was viewed live Saturday night but has been spread through social media and video aggregation websites.

Full story: Ontario university working to remove disturbing video after student sets fire in apparent online suicide attempt

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