Man sets himself on fire outside New Zealand Parliament

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.

Reuters| Last Updated: Sep 21, 2017, 11:25 AM IST

Wellington: 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.

"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.