2 dead, 36 injured in S.Korea's fire at nursing hospital

2 dead, 36 injured in S.Korea
# 24 September 2019 12:16 (UTC +04:00)

Two elderly patients were confirmed dead and 36 others injured, in a South Korean fire at a nursing hospital, APA reports citing Xinhua.

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 was looking into the exact cause of the incident.

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