SEOUL, Feb. 11 (Yonhap) -- A taxi driver set himself on fire in his cab Monday in another apparent suicide attempt in protest of a commercial ride-sharing service.
A 62-year-old, identified by his last name Kim, set his seat in the taxi ablaze in front of the National Assembly in western Seoul at about 3:50 p.m., after he was denied entry to the parliament. The fire was put out by rescue officials shortly afterwards.
He suffered burns on his face and was sent to a hospital, police said.
More details about his motive were not immediately known.
Police believe that it was another attempted self-immolation by a taxi driver objecting to the planned launch of Kakao Corp.'s ride-sharing service.
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