21 Killed in Fire

At least 21 people were killed and seven injured in a fire early Wednesday at a hospital in the southern part of the country.

Yonhap news agency reported that six of the people injured in the hospital fire in Jangseong, South Jeolla Province are in critical condition.

A nurse at the hospital was reported among the dead.

Yonhap says most of the patients at the facility were in their 70s and 80s and were bedridden.

VOA News / May 28, 2014 08:33 KST