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

ANI | Updated: Sep 24, 2019 13:15 IST

Gyeonggi [South Korea], Sept 24 (Sputnik/ANI): 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.
According to Gyeonggi Fire Services, as quoted by the Yonhap news agency, 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.
According to the authorities, the blaze broke out in a boiler room located on the fourth floor of the building hosting the hospital. (Sputnik/ANI)

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