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10 Jul 2020 | 01:46 AM UTC

South Korea: Hospital fire in Goheung-gun leaves two dead, dozens injured July 10

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Fire at Goheung-gun hospital leaves at least two people dead and dozens injured July 10; rescue operations ongoing

TIMEFRAME expected from 7/10/2020, 12:00 AM until 7/13/2020, 11:59 PM (Asia/Seoul). COUNTRY/REGION Goeheung-gun


A fire at a hospital in Goheung-gun has left at least two people dead and at least 56 others injured on Friday, July 10. Operations to rescue those trapped inside the building are ongoing as of Friday morning (local time). Localized transportation disruptions are to be expected in the vicinity of the blaze over the coming hours. The cause of the fire is not immediately known.


Individuals in Goheung-gun are advised to monitor developments to the situation, avoid the affected area, and adhere to any instructions issued by the local authorities (e.g. road closures).


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