• Short Summary

    In South Korea, 19 people were killed and 44 injured when a fire broke out at a nine-storey hotel in the capital, Seoul, on Thursday (17 October).

  • Description

    In South Korea, 19 people were killed and 44 injured when a fire broke out at a nine-storey hotel in the capital, Seoul, on Thursday (17 October).

    Eight of the injured are still in hospital and are reported to be in serious condition.

    A police spokesman said those who died were either soffocated, burned to death or killed jumping from windows.

    Police said the blaze was caused by a short-circuit in a fourth-floor corridor of the hotel, which is not far from the 22-storey Daiyunkak Hotel where more than 160 people died in a Christmas Eve fire in 1971. The heavy casualties were due to insufficient hotel fire-fighting equipment and to thick smoke and gas.

    The owner of the hotel and two employees have been arrested.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA73MO08CNCUJEK30ETH4JBC17R
    Media URN:
    VLVA73MO08CNCUJEK30ETH4JBC17R
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    18/10/1974
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:01:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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