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A stunning carnival queen has tragically died after her boyfriend doused her in petrol and set her alight, according to police.
Evis Yuliana Estacio Cortes, 21, was subjected to the horrific attack in the village of Barbacoas, Colombia, on Sunday (July 31).
She suffered gruesome second and third-degree burns and was rushed to the Puente del Medio clinic in nearby Tumaco.
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Yuliana was later transferred to the University Hospital in Pasto for more treatment, but sadly died around noon on Tuesday (August 2) despite doctors' best efforts to save her.
There had been a fundraising effort, led by a number of organisations, to raise enough cash to send her to a specialised health centre in the city of Cali.
Sadly time was against them and their efforts were in vain.
Local media have only identified her attacker by his first name, Brayan.
Yuliana's friends and family have described the couple's relationship as stormy.
Close friend Rosita Quintero told local media: "What we have been able to learn is that she had an altercation in the afternoon with her boyfriend, we do not know the reasons, we learnt that he hit her repeatedly and, finally, he threw petrol on her and set her on fire.
"She suffered burns to 80% of her body."
Authorities in Tumaco have reportedly now launched a hunt for Brayan, who is wanted on suspicion of femicide.
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In 2019 Yuliana competed in the carnival queen pageant at Tumaco's boisterous Carnaval del Fuego.
Her funeral was held in the city on yesterday (Thursday, August 4).
This comes just weeks after a mum was doused in petrol and set alight in front of her child in Cuautla, Mexico.
Margarita Ceceña, 30, suffered burns over 70% of her body following a row over property.
She was rushed to a hospital in Mexico City where she had to have a tube inserted due to the severity of her wounds.
Sadly she died 24 days after the attack.
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