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Hospital Fire in South Korea

Flames go up in a South Korean Hospital

Jasmine Saxton, Staff Writer

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South Korean officials have identified many victims that were severely burned and later died and 130 were injured at a hospital in South Korea. Flames had swept through the Sejong Hospital on Friday morning around 7:30 a.m. on January 26, 2018 killing thousands of people. The fire had started in the emergency room on the first floor and swept throughout the whole hospital in a couple of minutes. A couple of weeks before a fire had killed 30 people, all of them died from smoke inhalation at a fitness center. President Moon Jae spoke out to the upset family members victims during the fire. Moon Jae ordered government officials to support the families of the victims.The hospital director Song Byeong later announced that “The hospital sprinklers didn’t have any working sprinklers at the time of the fire and that they weren’t required by law.” The hospital wasn’t all that big, but they did have regular inspections. Survivors of the fire were brought out in blankets, and firefighters worked their way through the smoke. According to South Korean officials this fire has been reported the most deadliest fire in the last decade.  

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