Social affairs Five dead, over 30 trapped in hospital which caught fire in Icheon

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Five dead, over 30 trapped in hospital which caught fire in Icheon  
Firefighters prepare to enter a building in Icheon, Gyeonggi, where a hospital on the fourth floor caught fire Friday morning. [GYEONGGI DISASTER AND SAFETY HEADQUARTERS]
Firefighters prepare to enter a building in Icheon, Gyeonggi, where a hospital on the fourth floor caught fire Friday morning. [GYEONGGI DISASTER AND SAFETY HEADQUARTERS]
 
Five people died and more than 30 remain trapped in a hospital in Icheon, Gyeonggi as of noon Friday after it caught fire at around 10:20 a.m. Many people have been reported seriously injured. 
 
The hospital is located on the fourth floor of a four-story building. Firefighters rescued 10 people from the building, four of whom were unconscious when they were rescued.
 
More than 50 firefighters are working at the scene.
 
 
 

BY LIM JEONG-WON [lim.jeongwon@joongang.co.kr]
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