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Cosmetics factory fire kills three, injures six

23 November 2020

A fire at a cosmetics factory in South Korea killed three people and injured six others on November 19. The incident happened at a factory belonging to Silverex located in Guzhan-dong, Incheon.

Representative image: Shutterstock
Representative image: Shutterstock

According to South Korean news agency Yonhap, the fire happened in the afternoon and caused a dark cloud of smoke to spread over nearby neighbourhoods. Around 100 firefighters and over 40 fire trucks responded to the blaze.

A search and rescue operation was conducted to find anyone trapped in the factory. Two if the six injured people are reported to be in serious conditions.

An investigation has been opened to find the cause of the fire.

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