Construction Site Fire in South Korea Kills at Least 25: Reports

Smoke rises from a warehouse which is currently under construction, after it caught fire, in Icheon, South Korea, on April 29, 2020. (Yonhap via Reuters)

Smoke rises from a warehouse which is currently under construction, after it caught fire, in Icheon, South Korea, on April 29, 2020. (Yonhap via Reuters)

SEOUL—A fire at a construction site in South Korea killed at least 25 people and injured another seven on Wednesday, Yonhap news agency reported, citing fire authorities.

All of the victims were construction workers who had been building a warehouse in the city of Icheon, about 80 kilometers (50 miles) southeast of Seoul, according to the news agency.

A representative for the provincial fire department told Reuters that they were still working to determine the number of casualties and could not confirm Yonhaps report.

It took more than 260 emergency workers several hours to put out the blaze, said Seo Seung-hyun, head of the Incheon fire department.

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Firefighters and rescue workers check the condition of a survivors rescued from a warehouse which is currently under construction, after it caught fire, in Icheon, South Korea, on April 29, 2020. (Yonhap via Reuters)
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