13 killed, over 40 injured in S. Korea hospital fire

Updated 2018-01-26 09:55:03

Thirteen people were killed and over 40 others injured in a hospital fire in South Korea on Friday, Yonhap news agency reported citing firefighters.

The blaze broke out around 7:30 a.m. local time on the first floor of Sejong Hospital in the southeastern city of Milyang, some 386 kilometers southeast of Seoul.

According to local authorities, the fire has been put out and 38 people, mostly patients, have been sent to nearby hospitals.

Rescue operation is still underway.

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