BURNING MAN 9 DAY COUNTERCULTURE FESTIVAL NEVADA USA IN SEPTEMBER

Man who ran into Burning Man fire dies from his injuries

THIS is the tragic final photo of a festival goer at Burning Man running into the flames before he died from the fire.

About 70,000 people are attending the Burning Man art and music celebration in the Black Rock Desert, about 161 kilometres north of Reno, Nevada.

The nine-day festival culminates with the burning of a towering 40-foot effigy made of wood, a symbol of rebirth, which usually happens the Saturday before the Labor Day holiday. It’s followed by the burning of a temple on Sunday. This year’s festival ends on Monday.

Attendees have tried before to run into the flames while the man is burning and there have been reported injuries from people trying to get a piece of the spectacle as a token and going through the hot coals.

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Henry Sapiecha

 

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