19 July: Man dies after self-immolation in front of Japanese Embassy

Published on July 19, 2019 by

A South Korean man died after setting himself on fire inside a vehicle parked in front of a building where the Japanese Embassy in the South Korean capital city of Seoul is situated, Friday.

Footage shows burnt vehicle being studied by police as well as the area in front of the building being cleaned by the personnel.

According to media reports citing local police, the man was in his 70s and died after being brought to the hospital with severe burns. His motive is yet to be identified.

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