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Drunken woman sets herself on fire after fight with husband

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The couch that was torched by the fire. / Yonhap
The couch that was torched by the fire. / Yonhap

By Lee Han-soo

A drunken woman suffered second-degree burns to her face and body when she set herself on fire after a fight with her husband over a car key on Thursday.

The woman, surnamed Kim, 36, runs a logistics firm in Gangneung, Gangwon Province.

She reportedly had a drink with her husband and they argued about her business.

Kim, heavily drunk, then asked for the car key to go home, but her husband refused, telling her to use a chauffeur service.

Kim then poured gasoline over herself and set it on fire.

During the commotion the fire was also transferred to a couch nearby

Her husband immediately extinguished the fire, and she was taken to hospital.

Police confirmed the story with security camera footage.

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