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Georgia Tech Ph.D student burned in apartment dies

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Saamer Akhshabi Saamer Akhshabi
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The Georgia Tech doctoral student several burned in his Midtown Atlanta apartment on Feb. 4 has died. The school made the announcement on its website Thursday.

Authorities say Saamer Akhshabi suffered third-degree burns over 90% of his body.

Federal investigators were called to his apartment building after fire officials discovered "what appeared to be a Molotov cocktail along with several other plastic bottles filled with liquid" during their investigation.

Georgia Tech issued a statement on their website regarding the incident regarding Akhshabi's passing Thursday.

No word on the status of the investigation.

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