Brazilian model accidentally sets herself on fire

Brazilian model accidentally sets herself on fire after arguing with her girlfriend, leaving herself with 40% burns

  • Katiuscia Silva Mota, 31, was left with 40 per cent burns to her body  
  • Incident reportedly happened following an argument with her girlfriend   
  • Katiuscia was rushed to hospital where she is in a stable condition 

Shocking video footage shows the moment a Brazilian model accidentally set herself on fire after arguing with her girlfriend.  

Katiuscia Silva Mota, 31, was at home in the São Diogo neighbourhood of Serra, Brazil, when the incident happened on Monday, August 10.

She suffered burns to almost half her body.

Shocking video footage shows the moment a Brazilian model accidentally set herself on fire

Katiuscia Silva Mota, 31, was at home in the São Diogo neighbourhood of Serra in Brazil when the incident happened 

Katiuscia had reportedly argued with her partner prior to the incident

Katiuscia had reportedly argued with her partner prior to the incident. The fire is thought to have been caused by lighter fluid.

Security cameras in the building show her appearing to argue with her partner outside of the home before Katiuscia returns inside the building, followed shortly after by her girlfriend, who appears to struggle to gain re-entry into the property.

Moments later, Katiuscia can be seen running out of the building with part of her body on fire as her girlfriend and others attempt to contain the flames.

Security cameras in the building show her appearing to argue with her partner outside of the home before Katiuscia returns inside the building, followed shortly after by her girlfriend


Brazilian model Katiuscia Silva Mota, 31, (left and right) is said to be in a stable condition in hospital 

The model was taken to the Jayme dos Santos Neves Hospital in Serra. She suffered 40 per cent burns to her body but is said to be in a stable condition.

Katiuscia’s mother said she does not believe her daughter purposely set herself on fire and that it may have been caused by a cigarette.

Police are now investigating the incident.

Katiuscia’s mother said she does not believe her daughter purposely set herself on fire and that it may have been caused by a cigarette. Katiuscia pictured above 

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