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Shocking footage has emerged of the moment a man turned into a human fireball after attempting to set a suburban Melbourne bank alight, leading to him to injure more than 20 people.
Reportedly sick of waiting for service at the Commonwealth Bank, Nur Islam poured petrol in the doorway before lighting it in November 2016. In the process, he appears to accidentally set himself alight. The resulting large fire created "pandemonium" as customers and staff stampeded to escape, 7 News Australia reports.
The 22-year-old was today committed to stand trial, pleading not guilty to 33 of the charges of intentionally causing injury and serious injury.
He faces 108 charges in total including arson and property damage by fire.
Lawyer Barnaby Johnston said his client admitted setting fire to the bank but never intended to hurt anyone. He also told the court Islam spent four months in hospital with burns to 60 percent of his body.
"He suffered the most significant and catastrophic injuries as a result of this incident," Mr Johnston told the court.