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29 Apr 2020 | 02:38 PM UTC

South Korea: Fire at construction site in Incheon leaves at least 36 dead April 29

South Korea News Alert

Fire at construction site in Incheon leaves at least 36 people dead on April 29; cause of the fire under investigation

TIMEFRAME expected from 4/29/2020, 12:00 AM until 4/30/2020, 11:59 PM (Asia/Seoul). COUNTRY/REGION South Korea

Event

A fire ignited at a construction site in Incheon, near Seoul, on Wednesday, April 29, leaving at least 36 people dead and 10 others injured. The death toll is expected to rise as several people are reportedly trapped inside the warehouse. An investigation into the blaze is ongoing as of Wednesday evening (local time), though preliminary reports indicate that the fire was caused by an explosion of flammable material. Emergency personnel have deployed to the area.

Avoid the area of the fire and anticipate localized transportation disruptions in the coming hours.

Advice

Individuals in Incheon are advised to monitor developments and adhere to all instructions issued by the local authorities, including regarding best fire-safety practices.

 

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