SEVEN DIE IN HOUSING FIRE
A FIRE at a low-cost dormitory-style housing facility in central Seoul yesterday killed at least seven people and injured 11 others, fire authorities said.
The cause of the fire, now extinguished, is under investigation and the death toll could rise, officials at the Seoul Metropolitan Fire and Disaster Headquarters said.
The facility, “goshiwon” in Korean, is where poor manual labourers or students stay in rooms with tiny sleep and study spaces.
South Korean media reported most of the victims were labourers aged in their 40s to 60s.