8 dead, 10 missing in construction site fire in South Korea
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8 dead, 10 missing in construction site fire in South Korea

Last Updated Apr 29, 2020 at 6:24 am ADT

SEOUL, Korea, Republic Of — Eight workers were killed and at least 10 others injured in a fire Wednesday at a construction site south of capital Seoul, South Korean officials said.

At least 10 other workers remained unaccounted for or out of contact following the accident, said Seo Seung-hyun, head of the fire department in the city of Icheon.

The fire was likely caused by an explosion while workers were working with urethane at an underground level at the site, he said.

The Associated Press

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