Death Toll from Hospital Blaze Rises to 39

  • Arirang News

    January 29, 2018 09:04

    The death toll from a fire that broke out Friday at a hospital in Miryang, South Gyeongsang Province has risen to 39.

    Two more women died due to injuries sustained in the blaze.

    It was Korea's deadliest fire in almost a decade, striking a hospital that had mostly elderly patients, many of whom were too ill or otherwise unable to escape.

    Forensic experts believe the fire started in an emergency room on the first floor, where there may have been a short circuit in the ceiling.

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