Three killed, 97 injured in South Korea fire

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Seoul, Jan 10 (IANS) At least three people were killed and 97 injured Saturday in a fire that broke out in a 10-storey building in South Korea.

The fire erupted in the building in Uijeongbu, Yonhap News Agency reported.
According to officials, five of the injured are in critical condition.
The flare-up began from a car parked on the ground floor of the building and moved to two other buildings next to it, Xinhua reported.
The building is located near a subway station and in a narrow street, making it difficult for firefighters to approach.
Most of the residents have been evacuated, but some are awaiting rescue on the roof as the fire blocked off the main entrance.

Last modified: January 10, 2015