Shahla Taheri, 30, doused herself and her husband, Nariman Balian, 41, with kerosene and set themselves alight.
Shahla Taheri, mother of three girls between 7 and 16 years of age, died the next day in hospital,
but her husband is still suffering with 80 per cent of his body burnt.
The incident happened on August 29, in Ressalat township of Kermanshah, western Iran. Neighbors said they were unemployed and extremely poor.