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Karaoke bar fire in South Korea kills 8, injures 1

Karaoke bar fire in South Korea kills 8, injures 1

Police say a fire at a karaoke bar in South Korea has killed eight people and injured another seriously.
Police officer Cho Jeong-rae says the fire started Wednesday night at the underground bar in the southern port city of Busan. Cho, who is based at Busan's Yeongdo police station, says it was put out in less than an hour. The cause of the fire was not known.
He says eight people died but that the toll could rise because the injured victim is in critical condition.
Cho says two bar employees are being questioned to determine the cause of the blaze.


Updated : 2021-08-01 02:57 GMT+08:00