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The man who set himself ablaze in the video is a Mongolian coal mine union leader, not a Mongolian Minister

A video is being shared on social media claiming it as visuals of a Mongolian Minister setting himself ablaze in a press meet. This post claims that the Minister of Public Works in Mongolia had set himself on fire after he failed to keep his promise to build one lakh units of low-income houses in one year. Let’s verify the claim made in the post.

The archived version of the post can be seen here

Claim: Video of Mongolian Minister setting himself ablaze in a press meet after he failed to keep his promise to build one lakh units of low-income houses.

Fact: The person who set himself ablaze in the video is a Mongolian coal mine union leader, not the Mongolian Minister of Public works. Protesting the sale of Mongolia’s coal mines to China, the union leader had set himself on fire in a press meet. This incident took place in November 2015. Hence, the claim made in the post is FALSE.

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