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Three set themselves on fire in Beijing

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  • Three men set themselves on fire in a shopping area in downtown Beijing
  • Men were in a car when the fire started, Xinhua news agency reports
  • Reason for the incident was unclear, authorities say
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BEIJING, China (CNN) -- Three men set themselves on fire in a shopping area in downtown Beijing Wednesday, Chinese state-run media reported.

The three were in a car when the fire started, Xinhua news agency reported.

Two of the men suffered non-life threatening injuries and were taken to a hospital, the Beijing Public Security Bureau told CNN.

The blaze was extinguished by police. The reason for the incident was unclear, authorities said.

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