South Korea: 2 killed, 47 injured in hospital fire in Gyeonggi Province

DN Bureau

Two people were killed and 47 others suffered injuries in a fire that broke out in a nursing home in the South Korean city of Gimpo, Gyeonggi Province.

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Gyeonggi: Two people were killed and 47 others suffered injuries in a fire that broke out in a nursing home in the South Korean city of Gimpo, Gyeonggi Province, Korean media reported on Tuesday.

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According to reports, the fire broke out at about 9:00 am local time (12:00 GMT) and was extinguished after approximately 50 minutes. At the time of the fire, 132 elderly patients were inside the building. All of them were evacuated.

Eight out of 47 injured are in critical condition because of smoke inhalation.

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According to the authorities, the blaze broke out in a boiler room located on the fourth floor of the building hosting the hospital. (ANI)

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