Horrified café customers have been left traumatised after witnessing a screaming man with brutal burns and bleeding wounds to his neck walking around a inner-city street.
The 24-year-old man who is believed to have had hot water thrown on him by a nearby hostel was rushed to hospital after the ordeal.
He reportedly remains in a stable condition after paramedics treated him at the scene close to the inner-city suburb of West End, in Brisbane, Daily Mail reports.
The injured man was reportedly seen shortly after 7am repeatedly screaming: "I'm on fire, I'm on fire."
Speaking to Courier-Mail, Lawrence Nassar, City Limits café owner, had seen the male running and stumbling around outside his establishment, as horrified customers watched him make his way towards the establishment.
The café owner rushed to get the man some cold water and called an ambulance.
Mr Nassar said: "He had a big gash in the back of his neck and blood was pouring everywhere and he was frothing from his mouth.
"He ran over and people here were so scared, they were horrified and the little kids were screaming.
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"He was in so much agony.
"It was horrific, really horrific. I’ve seen a lot but never something like that."
Mr Nassar described the man as sounding like a "dying bull".
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Crime scenes were put in place by police at the alleged location of the incident.
A man in his 30s and another aged in his 40s were reportedly assisting police with their inquires into the vicious act.
An investigation remains ongoing.
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In San Antonio, Texas, a woman narrowly escaped death after her ex-boyfriend tried to burn her to death in front of her 10-year-old granddaughter – who then saved her life.
Deborah Romo, 52, was set on fire in her home in August.
Ex-boyfriend Roberto Cocolam is accused of lighting Deborah on fire and pouring petrol onto her flaming body.
He has been charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon causing substantial bodily harm and arson, court documents say.
Heroic 10-year-old granddaughter Neveah Gallegos watched the horror murder attempt unfold and sprung into action.
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Neveah leapt at the man trying to kill her grandma, giving Deborah the chance to run out of the house.
She tried to use the hose to put out the fire, but the water had been shut off.
Thankfully, a bucket of water was sitting nearby – allowing Romo to extinguish the fire just in time.
Neveah then shielded her 2-year-old sister's face from the smoke and ran next door to get help.
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