Four koreans died and five people were injured when fire broke out on saturday (March 25) in the seven-story Palace Hotel in Seoul, South Korea.
GV Palace Hotel -- smoke pouring from top floor
SV Flames through windows
SV Firemen at window PAN TO next floor ablaze
SV PAN FROM Firemen on ground to water hosed onto building
LV Fireman on ladder (2 shots)
SV Firemen at window
GV Firemen manning hose
LV Burnt out hotel front (2 shots)
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Background: Four koreans died and five people were injured when fire broke out on saturday (March 25) in the seven-story Palace Hotel in Seoul, South Korea.
Police said one hotel employee was trapped inside the building and burned to death; two other people died jumping form the hotel's fifth and seventh floors. the fourth victim, a woman, died in hospital.
The injured included two Japanese and a Frenchman.
When the fire broke out--apparently caused by an electrical fault--39 people were in the hotel. An army helicopter hovered over the building to secus them from the rooftop but most escaped through fire exits.
The Palace Hotel is only 200 yards (200 metres) from the 22-storey Daiyunkak Hotel which was gutted in the wrath hotel fire on record on Christmas Day, killing 163 people.
SYNOPSIS: Four people died and five were injured when fire spread through the seven-storey Palace Hotel in Seoul, South Korea, on Saturday.
It took firemen one hour to bring the blaze under control. Seoul police reported that one hotel employee was trapped inside the building and burned to death. Two other people died when they jumped from upper floors to escape the flames. The fourth victim--a woman--died in hospital. Among the injured were two Japanese and one Frenchman.
The Palace Hotel is only two-hundred yards away from the Caiyunkak Hotel--a twenty-two-storey building where one-hundred-and-sixty-three people died Christmas Day in the worst hotel fire on record. Saturday's fire is believed started by an electrical fault. Thirty-nine people were in the building at the time. Most escaped through fire exits or down ropes. Police estimated damage at ten-thousand pounds.