Last Updated: Sunday, March 10, 2013

Forest fire in South Korea kills 1

Forest fire in South Korea has killed one and injured 14 others. Natural disaster occurred in Pohang region of South Korea. 


Forest fire in Pohang has killed one Korean and injured 14 others. Fire destroyed about 53 houses.

Fire has burned five hectares of residential areas. More than 2,000 firefighters, soldiers and rescue employees are struggling to control the blaze.

Following National Rescue Services, fire displaced more than a hundred people.

Another forest fire in Ulsan, southeast of Seoul has injured three people.

Gangwon Wildfire in South Korea in 2000 made more than 850 people homeless.

Photo: Forest fire in Pohang, South Korea; Yonhap News Agency.

Original post: Natural Disasters List March 10, 2013

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