More than 20 foreigners were killed. A factory caught fire in South Korea

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Фото: yohapnews
Фото: yohapnews

Today, June 24, a fire broke out at a lithium battery factory in Hwaseong, south of Seoul. As a result, 22 people, including 20 foreigners, died. This was announced by the Yonhap agency, the "Adyrna" national portal reported.

According to reports, the death toll may rise as one person remains missing.

As of 6:30 p.m., 22 workers were killed, two were seriously injured, and another six were lightly injured.

Among the 20 foreigners killed, 18 are Chinese citizens, one is a Lao citizen, and the nationality of another person is unknown.

"The Ministry of Foreign Affairs plans to work closely with the diplomatic missions of the relevant countries in South Korea to provide support to the victims and their families," a ministry spokesman said.

The fire broke out around 10:30 a.m. at Aricell's lithium battery factory in Hwaseong, 45 kilometers south of Seoul. Firefighters entered the building to search for the missing person after the main fire was brought under control around 3:10 p.m.

All the victims were found on the second floor of factory building No. 3.