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Taxi driver sets himself on fire in protest over carpool app

SEOUL: A South Korean taxi driver set himself on fire and died on Monday to protest a carpooling service proposed by a company that operates the country‚Äôs most popular chat app. The 57-year-old driver doused himself in a flammable liquid and then lit his clothing while sitting in a taxi near parliament, police and the fire department said. Unionised tax-drivers have held rallies in the capital, Seoul, to protest the carpooling app proposed by Kakao Mobility, which they say threatens their jobs. Kakao Mobility, the…