Seven people died in a fire in Jongno, Seoul.Joint inspection tomorrow (Total 3rd Report)
A fire broke out at an ancient city hall in Jongno-gu, Seoul, killing seven people and injuring 11 others. Police and fire authorities will conduct a joint inspection tomorrow to confirm the cause of the accident.
According to police and fire authorities, seven people were killed and 11 injured in a fire near Cheonggyecheon Stream in central Seoul around 5 a.m. on Tuesday.
In the police and fire briefing at 8:30 a.m., a total of six people died. However, the death toll rose to a total of seven as additional deaths were reported at around 8:40 a.m., 10 minutes later.
Jongno Fire Station was dispatched to the report of the citizens building evolved completely around 7 a.m., the fire started at the exit, the third floor.
“The target testified that the fire appeared to have occurred at the entrance on the third floor,” said a fire official.
It was reported that workers stayed at nearby workplaces during the fire. Victims are also known to be mostly middle-aged men in their 50s and older.
According to a fire department investigation, the building in question had automatic warning system and emergency bell system that sounded alarms when the fire broke out, but there were no sprinklers.
The building has three floors above the ground, consisting of a general restaurant on the first floor and a two to three-story test center and a rooftop house. The fire authorities know that 24 people live on the second floor, 26 on the third floor, and 1 person on the rooftop.
Police and fire authorities 토토사이트 will investigate surveillance of CCTVs and witnesses, and will conduct a joint inspection on Wednesday to confirm the exact cause of the accident.
“The fire department and the police will conduct a joint surveillance at 10:00 a.m. on July 10,” Yoon Min-kyu, commander of the Jongno Fire Station, said.