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South Korea hospice fire kills 21
09:52, 28 May 2014, 365

AKIPRESS.COM - fire At least 20 patients and a nurse have been killed in a fire at a hospice in Janseong county, South Korea.

Six others are in critical condition after the fire at Hyosarang Hospital, about 300 km south of Seoul, BBC reported.

Most of those who died are thought to have been in their 70s and 80s, and confined to their beds.

Officials said most of the people who died suffocated because of toxic fumes. The fire was put out within half an hour.

The fire broke out shortly after midnight at a three-storey annex.

Agencies report that many patients on an upper floor of the building were unable to evacuate as their rooms were filled with smoke from the fire.

The nurse who died had been trying to douse the flames with a fire extinguisher, according to Agence-France Presse.

Police said the building had recently undergone safety checks, reported Yonhap news agency.


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