At least 7 people have been killed and 20 others injured in a fire at a bus terminal in Goyang city, South Korea, officials say.
The fire occurred on Monday morning in Goyang city, northwest of the capital city, Seoul.
At least 7 people have been killed and 20 others injured in a fire at a bus terminal in Goyang city
Firefighters believe welding works at an underground construction site in the building started the blaze, which was brought under control in 20 minutes.
The incident left two people in critical condition, emergency officials said.
Several people suffered smoke inhalation and were taken to hospital for treatment.
Bodies were found at the basement construction site, Yonhap news agency reported.
The incident has come at a time of grief and national mourning as South Korea struggles to recover from a ferry sinking in April that left more than 300 people dead or missing.
South Korean President Park Geun-hye has formally apologized to the nation for the disaster, promising to improve safety standards.
Two subway cars also collided in Seoul in early May, injuring dozens of people.
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A Colombian bus has caught fire near the city of Fundacion, killing at least 30 people, most of them believed to be children under 14.
The children were returning from an event at an evangelical Christian church near Fundacion, about 465 miles north of Bogota, close to the Caribbean coast.
It is not known why the fire started, but Colombian media said the bus may have been used for smuggling petrol
It is not known why the blaze started, but local media said the bus may have been used for smuggling petrol.
A local police spokesman, Colonel Adan Leon, said 18 people had been found alive at the scene of the accident.
But he warned that the number of deaths could rise.
Colombian media reported that some local residents complained that the firefighters had not responded quickly enough to the tragedy.
Pictures on local media websites showed the charred, smoking frame of the burned bus.
President Juan Manuel Santos said he would visit the city soon.
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