Death Toll from Fire in Miryang Rises to 41

  • By Kwon Kyoung-hoon

    February 05, 2018 10:15

    The death toll from a deadly fire at a hospital in Miryang, South Gyeongsang Province, has risen to 41.

    The latest victim was an 86-year-old patient who had been hospitalized for heart problems and a cerebral hemorrhage. The patient suffered injuries during the fire and was being treated at a nearby hospital for pneumonia, but died on Saturday afternoon.

    Firefighters put out a fire at a hospital in Miryang, South Gyeongsang Province on Jan. 26. /Newsis

    Another 11 people remain critically injured and 140 suffered light injuries.

    The fire was the deadliest in Korea in the past 10 years.  

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