A fierce blaze swept through a karaoke lounge in the South Korean city of Busan killing nine people and injuring 20.
The fire broke out last night in one of the establishment's 28 rooms.
The dead included two women and three Sri Lankan workers who were holding a company party with Korean colleagues.
The 20 injured were taken to hospital for treatment.
It was not immediately clear what started the fire and an investigation was under way.