South Korea hospital hit by deadly fire

Friday, 26 January 2018 - 8:57

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At least 33 people have been killed and dozens injured in a fire at a hospital in Miryang, South Korea, say officials.

The fire is thought to have started in the emergency room at Sejong Hospital, which specialises in cardiology.

Reports say around 200 patients were inside the building and adjoining nursing home at the time - many were safely evacuated.

It is South Korea's deadliest fire in almost a decade and the toll is expected to rise.

Several of the injured people were reported to be in a critical condition.

A firefighter searches the debris after a fire at a hospital building in Miryang

Firefighters try to put out a fire at a hospital in Miryang, southeastern South Korea, 26 January 2018.

A patient is rescued from a burning hospital in Miryang