It started from an emergency room on the hospital's first floor. He further said that some 80 percent of the fatalities were elderly patients. President Moon Jae-in called for swift measures to minimize damage from the fire.
A total of 194 people had been hospitalised in two buildings of Sejong Hospital (Picture: AP) The cause of the fire is now under investigation.
At least 100 patients were inside the hospital when the fire broke out, the Yonhap news agency reported. Most of the deaths were due to smoke inhalation.
Copyright 2018 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.
It was later confirmed that North Korea would send 22 athletes to compete in three sports and five disciplines - including a unified women's hockey team with South Korea.
A massive fire ripped through a South Korean hospital early Friday morning, killing and injuring dozens. NPR's Elise Hu has more.
The cause of the fire is not yet known, said Choi Man-woo, head of Miryang Fire Station, in a televised press briefing.
Firefighters had evacuated around roughly 200 people from the main hospital building and nursing home directly behind the hospital, Choi said. "I'm sorry for the patients and their caretakers", Director Seok Jeong-sik said.
According to firefighters it took nearly two hours to get the blaze under control.
"I was on my way home from work when I saw the smoke".
(STAND-UP) "These latest series of accidents can't be good news for Mr. Moon Jae-in, who took office in May, vowing to make the country's instutitions safer pledging to a nation still reeling from the trauma of the 2014 sinking of a ferry, which killed more than 300 people, a lot of them teenagers". With the death count near 40, this tragedy is already among the deadliest fires in South Korean history.
Glenn Murray netted a 90th-minute victor as Brighton & Hove Albion snatched a 1-0 win at Championship side Middlesbrough. An 80th-minute penalty from Billy Sharp gave Sheffield United a 1-0 win over Preston North End.
The Philadelphia Eagles also had seven players named to the Pro Bowl but they will not participate because of the Super Bowl . On the AFC side, running backs Le'Veon Bell, Kareem Hunt, and LeSean McCoy will take handoffs out of the backfield.
A few days later, Trump again tweeted about the low unemployment, taking an opportunity to criticize Democrats as well. As Jay-Z and Trump trade verbal blows, this whole fiasco will be particularly devastating for one individual: Eminem.
Since seen returning to the White House on January 15 from a weekend away at Mar-a-Lago, Melania Trump hasn't been photographed. She is focused on her family & role as FLOTUS - not the unrealistic scenarios being peddled daily by the fake news.
While South and North Korea are now looking at several dates, the event will be reportedly held on the afternoon of February 4. South Korean military officials also have said the drills would resume but it's too soon to disclose the exact date and size.
In Japan, Philip Morris has already seen the potential of offering iQOS as an alternative to its traditional cigarette lines. The new technology, called IQOS, consists of a tube that gently heats up sticks of tobacco instead of burning them.
Essex Financial Services Inc decreased Vanguard Total Stk Mkt (VTI) stake by 16,899 shares to 2,062 valued at $267,000 in 2017Q3. Mckinley Capital Management LLC Delaware bought a new stake in shares of Tesla during the 3rd quarter valued at about $106,000.
And six weeks later, I'm in the same house, and she's dead. "It was extraordinary, and I just couldn't believe what was going on". John and Princess Diana patched things up following their good friend Gianni Versace's death on July 15, 1997.
It added: "Remaining funds will be distributed in an efficient manner to children's charities and it will then be closed". She said one woman claimed a guest showed her his penis, and another was asked if she was a prostitute.
Tesla will be posting its Q4 and full-year 2017 financial results after the closing bell on February 7, 2018. Tesla plans to expand from electric cars and SUVs to trucks - including a semi due out in 2019 - and buses.
Liverpool and Spurs have been dealt a major transfer blow in regards to their pursuit of Argentina global Javier Pastore . However, earlier this month PSG boss Emery claimed there was still a place for him at the Parc des Princes .
Investigators have not yet determined whether the shooter is among the victims or whether he or she fled the scene. Five people were killed, including a man believed to be the shooter, and one was wounded, police said.
The black-tie event closed with a rousing tribute to Aretha Franklin by Jennifer Hudson, though the Queen of Soul didn't attend. Robert Kraft, the owner of the New England Patriots, received a Bronx cheer when Davis introduced him to the audience.
In the letter to the AU, Trump goes personal and even compliments individual AU leaders for their good leadership. The Rwandan government said Kagame had "observed that numerous world's fastest-growing economies are in Africa".
Kiribati is a collection of 33 islands with a population of 110,000 people, with the largest group located 1,500km north of Fiji. Commodore Darryn Webb who leads the rescue mission said that no other survivor has been found, at this moment.
After losing the Test series 1-2 to South Africa on Saturday, India will next play a six-match ODI series against the hosts. The return of senior players means the likes of Deepak Hooda, Mohammad Siraj, Washington Sundar and Basil Thampi miss out.
Lorde is up for the one prize at the ceremony, being held at Madison Square Garden today, for her hit album Melodrama . New Zealand's own Lorde is up for the biggest music award of the year tomorrow, but has been snubbed in another way.
The rest of trajectory of group has been marked by growth in sales and by culture of company that Kamprad wanted to print. Mr Kamprad died quietly in his sleep in his home in Småland, southern Sweden, Ikea said in a statement .
It will be City's sixth League Cup final appearance and the first against Arsenal , who beat Chelsea in the last four. We can do better. "I felt that in January we paid a heavy price for uncertainty in our dressing-room", Wenger said.
Looking at some alternate time periods, the 12 month price index is 1.29254, the 24 month is 2.90734, and the 36 month is 1.16634. Following the completion of the sale, the director now owns 23,098 shares in the company, valued at approximately $1,461,410.46.
Zeman also backs Babis and has pledged to give Babis a second chance to form a government regardless of the election result. Zeman said he hoped he would not disappoint those who supported him and that the election had been comparatively close.