Days Ahead of Olympics, 41 Killed, 70 Injured in Catastrophic Incident in South Korea

January 26, 2018Jan 26, 2018

Sadly, a terrible accident has struck in South Korea just days before the nation hosts the world for the Winter Olympics. Please join us in praying for everyone who was involved or affected by the tragedy.

According to reports, at least 41 people have died, and over 70 have been injured, when a hospital burst into flames. The blaze reportedly began at 7:30 AM and spread to other parts of the building. It reportedly started on the first floor of the hospital.

Reports state that 200 patients were in the hospital at the time of the fire. At this time, there is no accurate word on how many patients, versus how many hospital employees, perished in the flames. There was at least one doctor, and one nurse, among the dead.

"The victims came both from the hospital and the nursing home. Some died on their way to another hospital,” said the local Fire Chief.

The incident raises major questions about the safety of the facility. Local news outlets are now reporting that the hospital did not have an emergency sprinkler system installed. Please join us in prayer for those who lost loved ones.

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