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Man sets himself on fire outside New Zealand parliament
September 21, 2017 / 5:18 AM / 3 months ago

Man sets himself on fire outside New Zealand parliament

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - A man has reportedly set himself on fire on the grounds of New Zealand’s parliament in Wellington, two days ahead of national elections, police said on Thursday.

A police car is seen in front of the parliament building in Wellington, New Zealand, September 21, 2017. REUTERS/Ana Nicolaci da Costa

“Ambulance are with the man currently, who’s reportedly in a critical condition,” New Zealand police said in a statement, adding they have no immediate information on the man’s identity.

Police told a Reuters witness that the parliament grounds have been closed off.

Reporting by Charlotte Greenfield and Ana Nicolaci da Costa; Editing by Jacqueline Wong

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