Man suffers severe burns after immolating himself on Paris metro

Passengers forced to evacuate following incident on station platform

A man has been left with serious burns following the incident on the Paris metro. Benoit Tessier / Reuters / File
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A man has been left with severe burns after immolating himself on the Paris metro, according to reports.

Passengers were forced to evacuate the Pigalle subway station at around 6pm local time following the incident.

A bystander used a fire extinguisher to put the flames out, according to Le Parisien newspaper. No other injuries have been reported.

Services to Abbesse and Pigalle stations have now resumed after being temporarily suspended while emergency services treated the man.

This is a breaking news story and will be updated shortly.