A fire disaster in the city of Ulsan has kept South Korea in suspense. Late in the evening, a skyscraper had caught fire there. The flames have covered almost the entire building.
Dozens of people were injured in a fire at a 33-story skyscraper in South Korean industrial and port city of Ulsan. At least 49 people were injured, Yonhap national news agency reported, citing the rescue workers.
It was unclear whether there were deaths in the fire on Friday evening (local time). According to Yonhap, the fire had been brought under control, but the situation in the building was still confusing at around 2 a.m. It was also unclear whether the building suddenly collapsed due to the fire.
It was thought that the fire broke out late on Thursday evening on the twelfth floor of the building in the metropolis in the southeast of the country. The flames are said to have spread to the top floors of the skyscraper, which also houses some apartments. Photos on South Korean television showed one side of the building on fire.
The fire brigade tried to get the residents to safety as quickly as possible. According to Yonhap, more than 380 people lived in the high-rise buildings. How many of them were in the building at the time of the accident was initially unclear.