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Seoul bus station blaze

Monday, May 26, 2014 - 00:38

May 26 - Deadly fire sweeps through a bus terminal and shopping complex on the outskirts of the South Korean capital, killing several people. Paul Chapman reports.

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At least six people died when fire swept through this bus terminal on the outskirts of Seoul. About 40 more were injured in the blaze on Monday. The complex also has shops and a cinema. The fire started in a food court area where renovations were being carried out. Fire fighters say a welding torch could be to blame although an investigation's underway to pinpoint exactly what caused it. They said most of the victims had inhaled smoke. South Korea's evolved into one of the world's most vibrant and technically advanced democracies but critics say regulatory controls and safety standards haven't kept pace.

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Seoul bus station blaze

Monday, May 26, 2014 - 00:38