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Man arrested for setting fire to estranged wife [Update]

A 56-year-old man in Volos, central Greece, was facing charges of attempted murder on Monday after setting his estranged wife on fire on Sunday, causing serious injuries.

The man allegedly doused his 47-year-old spouse in surgical spirit and set her alight after they got into an argument.

Local media reports said the woman managed to put out the flames and ran out into the street calling for help. She has suffered first-degree burns over 30 percent of her body. The 56-year-old was also injured by the conflagration and was arrested after being treated for minor burns at the same hospital where his wife was taken.