Passengers failed to beg for wine and set fire to a hotel in Seoul, South Korea, killing 2 people and injuring 9 others
Chinanews.com, November 25 According to South Korean media reports, at about 2:39 a.m. local time on the 25th, a fire broke out on the first floor of a three-storey hotel building in Kongdedong, Mapo District, Seoul, South Korea, killing two people and injuring nine others.
Eleven of the 15 people, including hotel owners and guests in the hotel, were reportedly taken to the hospital for inhalation of thick smoke, burns or contusions. Two of them were rescued on the way to transfer and eventually died.
According to the report, the fire was caused by a man in his 60s who had long lived on the first floor of the hotel building and lit a fire in his room after having an quarrel with the hotel owner. It is said that the man asked his boss for wine, but the boss did not give it, so he was “angry and set fire”.
The fire authorities used a total of 31 vehicles and more than 100 people to control the fire at about 3:15 a.m. local time on the 25th. Then, at about 4 a.m., the fire was completely put out. Police and fire departments are investigating the exact cause of the fire and the scale of damage.