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At least 38 people died on 29 April in a massive fire that broke out at a warehouse construction site in the city of Icheon in South Korea’s Gyeonggi Province. Several others were injured or unaccounted for and the death toll is expected to rise. Fire authorities said the blaze started at the construction site at 1:32 pm, where 78 people from nine companies were working. The four-storey building with two basement floors was around 85 per cent complete, with construction scheduled to be finalised by late June. Reports suggest the fire started on the second underground floor where a cargo elevator was being installed. Presidential spokesperson Kang Min-seok said president Moon Jae-in had called for every available means to be employed to rescue possible survivors. Prime minister Chung Sye-kyun headed to the site immediately after he presided over a coronavirus quarantine-related meeting in Seoul.
BBC News Online. KBS World.
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