An Iranian refugee who set himself on fire has perished in a Brisbane hospital, Immigration Minister Peter Dutton has revealed.
Omid 23-year-old Iranian refugee was taken to Brisbane yesterday with third-degree burns to most of his torso.
In a statement, Mr Dutton said that “proper support” had been supplied to his wife and friends.
“The man was taken to Republic of Nauru Hospital for medical treatment by the Nauruan authorities. He was then transferred to Australia by air ambulance for medical treatment,” he said.
“The man passed away this afternoon in a Brisbane hospital. The department expresses its sympathies to his wife, family and friends.”
Additional opinion was sought from Mr Dutton. The departure will be reported to the Queensland coroner.