A fire that started Friday morning in a hospital emergency room in South Korea killed nearly 41 people, mainly from inhaling smoke and injured 70 more in one of the country’s deadliest blazes in recent years, Several injured are in critical condition and the toll is feared to increase fire officials said.
A fire broke out Thursday at an eight-story building in the central South Korean city of Jecheon, killing 29 people and injuring 29 others, officials said.
A Jecheon fire department official said the toll could rise as rescuers continue to search the building after putting out the fire.
Seoul: An earthquake measuring magnitude 5.5 has hit off the country’s southeastern coast, the quake was detected about 6 kilometres north of the southeastern port city of Pohang, Residents in the capital Seoul, say they’ve felt tremors and are reporting their buildings have been shaken.
The two Korean warships arrived at Shuwaikh port on a 4-day friendly visit to Kuwait.
Kuwait has given North Korea’s ambassador a month to leave the country and will downgrade its diplomatic representation with Pyongyang, a senior Kuwaiti diplomat said today.
North Korea has fired a missile that passed over northern Japan early on Tuesday, the Japanese government said.
Spy satellites have observed North Korea moving a missile into position for a possible launch, with the US saying its forces are on high alert.
Officials have told US media that spy satellites have observed DPRK mobile missile launcher movement, indicating a intermediate-ballistic missile launch may be being prepared.