Fire in South Korean fitness centre kills 28


Dec 21, 2017-

A fire broke out in an eight-storey fitness centre in the scenic South Korean city of Jecheon on Thursday, killing 28 people, most of them as they were taking a sauna, officials said.

The fire started in a car parked on the first floor and spread, one official told Reuters. The fire station said 12 women and three men were known to have been killed. Thirteen bodies were unrecognizable, according to Reuters.

The fire station official said most of the victims were found in the sauna.

Jecheon is southeast of the capital Seoul and is popular with visitors to its mountains and lakes.


Published: 21-12-2017 20:29

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