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Tower fire in South Korea sends 93 to hospital; no deaths reported

Tower fire in South Korea sends 93 to hospital; no deaths reported

  ULSAN: Firefighters have brought a fire at a high-rise apartment building in the southeastern city of Ulsan under complete control on Friday after nearly 16 hours of battling the flames, officials said. The blaze broke out at around 11:07 p.m. Thursday at the 33-storey Samhwan Art Nouveau commercial and residential building in Ulsan, 307 […]

More than 470 homes damaged, 800 people displaced following deadly blaze

More than 470 homes damaged, 800 people displaced following deadly blaze

More than 470 houses were confirmed to have been burned, with more than 800 residents displaced in a devastating forest fire that raged through east coastal regions last week, government data showed Monday, as more damage has been discovered after the blaze was brought under control. The fire, which started Thursday night in the county […]

South Korea: gov’t declares state of disaster for Goseong inferno

South Korea: gov’t declares state of disaster for Goseong inferno

The South Korean government declared a state of national disaster Friday over the massive blaze that has engulfed five cities and counties along the northeastern coast. The announcement came after Prime Minister Lee Nak-yon said he had recommended President Moon Jae-in take the measure. “The government will also decide whether to designate the affected areas […]

South Korea: 2 killed, 70 injured in Daegu sauna fire

South Korea: 2 killed, 70 injured in Daegu sauna fire

Two people died and more than 70 were injured in a fire at a sauna in Daegu, Tuesday morning. According to Daegu Fire and Safety Department, the fire started in a sauna on the fourth floor of a seven-story building at around 7 a.m. More than 50 fire trucks with 145 firefighters were mobilized to […]

Fire Stunts for ‘Earth Day’

Fire Stunts for ‘Earth Day’

BUCHAREST, Romania — Romanians perform fire stunts during an event to mark Earth Day in Bucharest, Romania, Saturday, March 31, 2012. <AP/Newsis> news@theasian.asia

Onduras Prison Fire, 350 Dead

Onduras Prison Fire, 350 Dead

A woman faints while police try to dissipate relatives of inmates at a prision located in the town of Comayagua in central Honduras, Feb. 15, 2012. At least 350 died and dozens more were injured after a fire swept through the prison Tuesday night. More than 1,000 grieving relatives of the inmates have gathered at […]

Pakistani Market Fire, 5 Wounded

Pakistani Market Fire, 5 Wounded

Fire fighters try to extinguish the fire at a cotton market in southern Pakistani port city of Karachi on Jan. 21, 2012. At least 5 people were injured in the fire on late Friday night. <Photo: Xinhua/Masroor> news@theasian.asia

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