Fierce fire in Seoul’s slum area
– Photo: Social Media
A fire broke out this morning in Guryeong Village, a slum area of Seoul, the capital of South Korea. In this fierce fire, more than 60 houses were gutted while 500 people were evacuated from their homes safely. However, the information about how many people have died in this incident has not been revealed yet. According to fire officials, as soon as the fire broke out in the area, panic spread among the people, people were seen running here and there to save their lives.
Video of fire also viral
The video of the fire is also going viral on social media, in which it can be seen that more than 800 firefighters have been deployed to douse the fire. Apart from this, 10 helicopters have also been deployed so that water can be sprinkled from a height. The flames were so fierce that only smoke was visible all around.
A house made of plastic sheets caught fire in the village
Fire department official Shin Yong-ho said the blaze is believed to have started in a house made of plastic sheets in the village, which then spread to other houses. He said that the exact cause of the fire is being ascertained. People have been shifted to safer places. Many people are reaching a safe place by themselves.
The President made this appeal
Kim Un-hee, a spokesman for South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol, said the president has asked authorities to use all available resources to minimize the loss of life and property from the incident.
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