A failed asylum seeker from Nepal who set himself on fire prior to an appeal hearing has died in hospital. Robina Qureshi, director of Positive Action in Housing, said: “Uddhav Bhandari spent six years trying to seek refuge here and bring his wife and two kids over to this country. Forbidden to find paid work, he worked as a volunteer. Last night, he died alone in hospital a few days after setting fire to himself.”

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