seoul - In a fire in a budget hotel in the South Korean capital of Seoul, at least six people were killed and twelve injured on Friday. According to local media, the authorities take into account that the number of victims continues to increase.
The fire broke out around 05.00 hours local time due to the unknown cause on the top floor of the small hotel, a so-called goshiwon. At that time there were about fifty people. Goshiwons are popular as accommodation for students and employees with minimal salaries.