Johannesburg woman sets herself on fire

A WOMAN was left in critical condition after allegedly setting herself alight in Randfontein, west of Johannesburg, paramedics said earlier today.

ER24 spokesman Russel Meiring said paramedics arrived at a shop in Union Street at around 4.10pm on Monday.

Meiring said hen they arrived they found a woman surrounded by community members outside the shop.

He said it was alleged that the woman had poured petrol over herself and then set herself alight. She suffered severe burn injuries to her head and was treated for her burns and given pain relief medication before she was transported to Leratong Provincial Hospital.