Campsite fire kills five in South Korea

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SEOUL: A fire swept through a South Korean camping site on Sunday, killing five people including three children and injuring two others, firefighters said. The dead victims—all from two families—were asleep when the fire broke out, ravaging their tent close to an island beach near the western city of Incheon. “The tent was completely gutted within a minute,” Ryoo Hwan-Hyeong, head of the Ganghwa Island fire station, told journalists. An investigation was underway to determine the cause of the blaze, but firefighters suspect a short circuit in the victims’ electric sleeping mat may have triggered the fire.

AFP

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