4 dead, 5 injured after explosion at motel in South Korea

4 dead, 5 injured after explosion at motel in South Korea
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  • calendar-gray 25 January 2020

Four people were killed and five others were injured on Saturday in an explosion at a motel in eastern South Korea, APA reports citing Korean media.

Kim Dong-woo, an official from the fire department in the coastal city of Donghae, said the explosion occurred on the second floor of the motel where seven guests were using a gas stove to grill meat.

He said four people inside the room were killed and the other three were seriously injured. The explosion also caused minor injuries to two other guests who were in different rooms.

Kim said officials are investigating the exact cause of the explosion.

Officials did not provide the personal details of those who were killed or injured.

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