An inmate who set himself alight at Victoria Prison last week died early yesterday. Police will compile a report within six weeks for the coroner who is required to conduct an inquest into any inmate's death in prison. The 32-year-old inmate, surnamed Evis, suffered 75 per cent burns and suffered major kidney failure, after setting himself alight in his cell at Victoria Prison last week. Five other prisoners were overcome by smoke after the fire. He died at 4.18am at Queen Mary Hospital yesterday. Evis, a Nigerian, who had been held at the prison since June 30 for overstaying, is understood to have written to immigration officers that he might commit suicide if he could not get back more than $10,000 a friend owed him. He was later taken to make a report to police, who told him they had no power to investigate personal debt cases which had no criminal element. Counselling had been provided for Evis, who was believed to have started the fire with matches he was allowed to keep for smoking. Commissioner of Correctional Services Benny Ng Ching-kwok has also ordered an internal board of inquiry be set up to review officers' response to the incident and evacuation procedures. Mr Ng said the issue of prisoners' access to matches would also be studied.