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Man douses wife and daughter with gasoline, sets them on fire

A man accused of dousing his daughter and wife with gasoline and setting them on fire is in custody, police said Monday.

Local police and firefighters were called Sunday at around 10 p.m. to a village in Haenam, South Jeolla Province on report of a fire. 

Upon arriving, they found the house of the 65-year-old suspect, surnamed Park, on fire. They discovered later he had purposely set his family members on fire after a severe argument with his wife.

Park’s 16-year-old daughter died after being taken to a local hospital, while the wife is in critical condition, police said.

By Bak Se-hwan (