The charred body of Norman Oyao (photo courtesy of RMN radio DyHP)

LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines- A depressed man burned himself today here. Norman Oyao, 56, of Barangay Basak poured kerosene on his own body and lit himself which caused his instantaneous death, radio DyHP reported.
Fire investigator Clyde Tacandong said that Oyao who works in a vulcanizing shop got depressed when his wife left him. At about 8AM today, he locked himself in the room which was also burned because of the fire.
Investigators also received reports that Oyao has been indulged in using the illegal drugs, shabu. Except his charred body and the burned room, neighbors immediately put out the fire however preventing it to spread to other houses. Oyao’s body has been brought to a local funeral parlor. /Tonton Alcos Antogop