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