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Man in critical condition after setting himself on fire at GwanghwamunBy Lim Jae-seong
Published : April 5, 2023 - 00:24
A man is in critical condition after he set himself on fire at Gwanghwamun Plaza in central Seoul, on Tuesday evening, according to authorities.
The man, reportedly in his 50s, was taken to a hospital. He appears to have tried to burn himself to death in front of the statue of King Sejong, according to reports.
The fire spread to a container but was extinguished minutes later by a person who first witnessed the scene, Jongno Fire Station told local media.
The police are still investigating the identity of the man and the cause of the incident.
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