Korean electronics factory fire kills nine

Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Authorities said nine South Korean workers were killed today in a factory fire in Incheon, just west of Seoul, and four others were injured, Yonhap News Agency reported.

The fire occurred at around 3:43pm local time at an electronics goods factory production line that reportedly handles hazardous materials, and was put out at around 5:51pm local time.

Some workers jumped out of the building before firefighters arrived and lost their lives.

As firefighters continued to scour the factory, the number of victims may rise.

Dozens of fire trucks were sent to the scene located inside the Namdong industrial complex.

The blaze appears to have started from the fourth floor, according to a local fire department. Firefighters are trying to determine the exact cause of the fire.