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Homeless woman loses 'face she was born with' after being set on fire during row

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family has said.Alyssa Morales, 36, sustained second and third-degree burns over more than half her body and faces months of rehabilitation and skin grafts after the grisly incident in Harrowgate Park in Philadelphia, US.Alyssa, who is currently in a medically induced coma, was known as Jane Doe in the hospital for two days because she was in too much pain to identify herself. READ MORE: Torturer dies in cell after prison guards waited 14 minutes to call ambulanceWitnesses told police that Ms Morales was in the park with an unidentified man when they began arguing with another woman, who then carried out the attack.

Footage of the incident made its way to social media and shows the young woman cowering in pain after another woman poured flammable liquid on Ms Morales and set her on fire, according to witnesses.

One person can be heard on the phone to emergency services. “Somebody set her on fire, she’s got blood, burnt, she’s bleeding a whole lot – please hurry up,” he says.“The one girl backs up and extends her arm and one person just ignites,” an unidentified witness told FOX29 Philadelphia. “It was huge.”Another witness, Noraida Nunez, told the station, “I saw the little — it was like a little spark — and then all the sudden it just went ‘whoosh’ like somebody threw fluid.”To stay up to date with all the latest news, make sure you sign up for one of our free newsletters here .Ms Nunez said she ran to help. “She was shaking and screaming,” she said. “She didn’t want anybody seeing her face anyway because I guess her face was, you know, burnt too.”Ms Morales’ mother, Leah Ann Morales, confirmed to CBS News it was her daughter in the gruesome clip.

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