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Two Dead, 36 Injured In S.Korea’s Fire At Nursing Hospital

by September 24, 2019 Fun

Two elderly patients were confirmed dead, and 36 others injured, in a South Korean fire, at a nursing hospital, it was reported today (Tuesday) citing the fire authorities.

The fire broke out at a five-story building, housing the hospital on the third and fourth floors, in Gimpo, about 30 km west of the capital, Seoul, at about 9:03 a.m. local time. It was extinguished some 50 minutes later.

Among around 130 elderly patients accommodated by the hospital, two were confirmed dead, and 36 others were wounded. Of the injured, six were in critical condition, because of smoke inhalation.

The fire was believed to have started from a boiler room, on the fourth floor of the building.

The police is looking into the exact cause of the incident.