July 19th, 2024

Factory fire in South Korea kills 1, leaves more than 20 missing

By The Associated Press on June 24, 2024.

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) – Officials say that a fire at a lithium battery manufacturing factory near South Korea’s capital has left one person dead, three injured and more than 20 others missing.

Local fire official Kim Jin-young said rescue efforts were underway at the factory at Hwaseong, just south of Seoul, on Monday.

Kim says 23 people were reported missing but their identification is difficult because a register of the staff was believed to have burned.

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