Two arrests to South Korea's fatal fire

World December 26, 2017 06:15

seoul - The South Korean police arrested the owner and manager of the flat in the city of Jecheon where a fire killed 29 people last week.

They are accused of negligence because the fire safety regulations are presumably not complied with. For example, the exits were blocked and the fire extinguishing system did not function.

The fire arose in the parking garage of the building and grabbed lightning fast. The South Korean Prime Minister Lee Nak-yon visited the disaster site on Sunday. Lee stated that lessons should be learned from the disaster and that security in the country should be improved.

The two detainees can receive up to five years' imprisonment or a fine of about 13. 500 euros if they are found guilty of death by guilt.

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