Connect with us

Hot News

South Korean fire kills 38 workers – VIDEO

Published

 on 

PHOTO: nbcnews.com

According to reports, at around 1:30pm local South Korean time, a fire at a warehouse in Icheon killed 38 construction workers and left another 10 injured. The fire was reported at a warehouse that was under construction in the  city of Icheon, 80 kilometres south of the capital).

Local news sources report that “all the victims are believed to be construction workers”, and the fire spread  “extremely quickly” and rendered those insides “unable to evacuate”.

8 out of the 10 injured had severe burns on their body and there are fears the death toll could rise as 78 people remain unaccounted for. Firefighters said the blaze started on the second underground level, and that the blaze was caused by an explosion of flammable material being used in the installation of insulation in a basement.

President Moon Jae-in ordered the mobilisation of “all necessary personnel and resources” to tackle the emergency.

The fire was eventually extinguished at about 6:40pm local time.

South Korean fire kills 38 workers - VIDEO | News by Thaiger

Local residents reported to the local news source ‘Yonhap’ that they heard at least 10 explosions coming from the factory.

YouTube video

SOURCE: The Guardian

South Korean fire kills 38 workers - VIDEO | News by Thaiger

 

Get more from The Thaiger

Join the conversation and have your say on Thailand news published on The Thaiger.

Thaiger Talk is our new Thaiger Community where you can join the discussion on everything happening in Thailand right now.

Please note that articles are not posted to the forum instantly and can take up to 20 min before being visible. Click for more information and the Thaiger Talk Guidelines.

My name is Anukul, I a writer for the Thaiger, I specialise in translation articles and social media, and assisting with our video production. I previously worked at Phuket Gazette and attended BIS international school in Phuket.

Follow Thaiger by email:

Travel8 hours ago

10 Isan food you need to try at least once

Thailand8 hours ago

VIDEO: Floods tear through highway in northeast Thailand

Crime8 hours ago

13 murdered, including 7 kids by Russian neo-Nazi

Sponsored17 hours ago

International money transfers made fast, secure and transparent with DeeMoney Neo App

Thailand9 hours ago

Vegetarian Festival on Yaowarat Road starts today

Thailand9 hours ago

Thailand News Today | Baht continues surge against strong dollar

Bangkok10 hours ago

VIDEO: Fire falls like rain from communication cables in Bangkok

Join the conversation on the Thaiger Talk forums today!
Thailand10 hours ago

Father allegedy kills daughter’s cat for stealing his meatballs

Central Thailand11 hours ago

Whale watching season begins in Phetcha Buri

Special Features11 hours ago

Top 10 studio condos in Phuket (2022)

Crime11 hours ago

Thai court overwhelmed with evidence in Forex-3D fraud case

Tourism12 hours ago

Airport expansion plans hastened across Thailand

Thailand12 hours ago

Viral video: American man joins Thai dance in Isaan rite

Politics13 hours ago

China backs Thailand to make APEC a success

Politics14 hours ago

Gen-Z students oppose an unelected senate 17 to 1

Thailand14 hours ago

Foreigner allegedly using dogs to scam Chiang Mai locals

Thailand1 year ago

Morning Top Stories Thailand | Police to end protests, Human Trafficking | September 14

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Thai Airways in rehab, All go for Songkran | March 4

Tourism2 years ago

Phuket’s nightlife. Yes, bars and clubs are still open | VIDEO

Phuket2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Covid passport talks, Thai Airways heads to court | March 2

Tourism2 years ago

Phuket Thai food treats you need to try | VIDEO

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Bars, pubs and restaurants ‘sort of’ back to normal | Feb 23

Tourism2 years ago

In search of Cat & Dog Cafés in Phuket Town | VIDEO

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Gambling crackdown, Seafood market to reopen, Vlogger challenge | Jan 21

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Covid testing for visas, Business impact, Vaccine approval | January 19

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Weekend Bangkok bombs, Thailand fires, Covid update | January 18

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Stray car on runway, Indonesian quake, 300 baht tourist fee | January 15

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Governor off respirator, sex-trafficking arrest, condo prices falling | January 14

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Chinese vaccine, Thailand ‘drug hub’, Covid update | January 13

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Bangkok may ease restrictions, Phuket bar curfew, Vaccine roll out | January 12

Thailand2 years ago

Thailand News Today | Covid latest, Cockfights closed down, Bryde’s Whale beached | January 11

Trending