Defence officials in Seoul said Pyongyang fired what appeared to be two short-range ballistic missiles Friday, that flew some 230 kilometres (140 miles) before splashing down in the sea between the Korean peninsula and Japan.
The man, identified only by the surname Kim, drove his car onto the sidewalk in front of the entrance of the embassy building, and ignited a fire inside his vehicle around 3.24 a.m., suffering burns all over his body, said the police.
The Center for Strategic and International Studies said, that the satellite imagery of the Yongbyon nuclear site on April 12 showed five railcars near its uranium enrichment facility and radiochemistry laboratory.
A train from Dorasan station in South Korea carrying about a 100 passengers, just south of the inter-Korean border, left for North Korea on Wednesday morning for the ceremony to modernise and connect railways and roads across the border.
The scandal emerged in 2007 when former workers at its semiconductor and display factories in Suwon, south of Seoul, and their families said that staff had been diagnosed or died of various forms of cancer.