A residential skyscraper burns down in South Korea; there are at least 88 people injured

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 A residential skyscraper burns down in South Korea; there are at least 88 people injured


A fire in a residential skyscraper spread rapidly by strong winds in Ulsan, a South Korean coastal city, causing minor injuries to dozens of peopleauthorities said Friday.


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Images of the fire showed a huge orange fireball rising to the ceiling from the 33rd floor of the building, while the fire crews they were fighting the flames from below.

There were no immediate reports of deaths or serious injuries. Hundreds of residents evacuated as the fire started and emergency crews rescued another 77 people who fled to the roof and other places.

The South Korean Interior and Security Ministry reported that at least 88 people were treated for minor injuries, such as scratches or inhaling some smoke.

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Authorities are investigating the causes of the fire that, they say, started on the balcony of one of the lower floors on Tuesday night and spread outside the building due to strong winds.

The fire was almost entirely extinguished around 8:00 a.m. on Friday.

In several videos broadcast on the Internet, strong images of the fire that occurred this morning were captured.



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