Dec. 29 (UPI) — At the very least five folks were killed and 37 hurt just after a visitors incident sparked a fire in an expressway tunnel in the vicinity of Seoul Thursday.
Hundreds of firefighters have been dispatched to the scene and managed to get the blaze under handle by late Thursday afternoon, officers described.
The fireplace commenced when a bus collided with a truck all around 1:50 p.m. inside of a sounds barrier tunnel on a raised expressway in Gwacheon, just south of Seoul, according to the regional fire office. Authorities later said that the lead to of the incident was continue to becoming investigated and may well have been brought on by the truck by itself, news agency Yonhap described.
Video clip produced by South Korea’s national fire company showed the soundproof awning speedily engulfed in flames and dozens of charred automobiles remaining on the road.