Breaking: 20 Dead, More Injured in Deadly Building Fire in Jecheon

by haps Magazine Korea Staff
haps Magazine Korea

At least 20 people are reported dead and 24 injured when a fire broke out this afternoon in a commercial building in Jechon, North Chungcheong province.

The victims were trapped in a second and third story sauna according to early reports.

According to the Chungbuk provincial firefighting headquarters, the fire started at a car parked in an underground parking lot at 3:53 pm, and the fire spread across the entire 8-story building.

The building is a multi-use facility with a gym, a driving range, sauna, and a restaurant.

Jecheon is located about 170 kilometers southeast of Seoul.

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