Supermarket employees have extinguished the fire but the victim had sustained severe burns and was transferred to a hospital, Sueddeutsche Zeitung reported.

 

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The motives of the act remain unknown.

 

Germany has been the key destination for thousands of refugees and immigrants coming to Europe since the start of 2015. Last year, the country registered over a million asylum applications, nearly five times more than the number registered in 2014, according to the interior ministry’s estimates.