Publish dateMonday 24 June 2024 - 15:17
Story Code : 292403
A terrible fire in South Korea left 20 dead
At least 20 people have died following a fire at a lithium battery factory in the south of Seoul, the capital of South Korea.
Afghan Voice Agency (AVA): At least 20 people lost their lives today (Monday, June 24) after a massive fire broke out in a lithium battery factory in the city of Hwaseong, south of Seoul, the capital of South Korea. and firefighters are still searching inside the factory.

According to Yonhap, Kim Jin-young, one of the firefighters at the scene, told reporters that more than 100 people were working in the factory when workers suddenly heard a series of explosions from the second floor, where lithium batteries are inspected and packed. - Yoni, they heard.

So far, the health of at least 78 people has been confirmed, but there is still no news about the fate of a large number of workers.

Kim told the media that they managed to contain most of the fire in the factory and remove the bodies from the building that was burnt.

Images shared by Yonhap show thick gray smoke billowing into the sky above the factory, with orange flames inside the building clearly visible.

According to reports, more than 35,000 batteries were stored on the second floor and the rest of the lithium batteries were placed in other places of the factory.

Lithium batteries burn at a very fast rate and are therefore difficult to control with conventional fire extinguishing methods.

Following the incident, South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol ordered the relevant organizations to use all the personnel and equipment needed to search and find the people present in the factory.
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