Deadly blaze at S Korea karaoke bar

Electrical short circuit thought to be cause of fire that left eight dead.

    Authorities suspect faulty wiring to
    be the cause of the fire [AFP]

    An eyewitness said some people managed to run out of the bar and contact the fire department moments after the room was filled with smoke.

    Jeong Giu-ok told cable news channel YTN that "smoke suddenly appeared and people immediately came out and called a local fire station".

    SOURCE: Agencies


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