Two people carrying fire at Dongdaemun Market, popular with tourists Seoul September 22 11:46

At dawn on the 22nd, a fire broke out in Dongdaemun market, a popular commercial area for Japanese tourists in Seoul, South Korea, and two people were taken to hospital. So far there has been no damage to the Japanese.

According to the local fire department, at around 4:00 am on the 22nd, it was reported that a fire was coming out of a 6-story building containing a clothing store in the downtown area of ​​Seoul, South Korea and Dongdaemun Market.

51 fire engines and other fire extinguishers were extinguished, and the fire was almost extinguished after about an hour. However, smoke was trapped in the surrounding area and people nearby were evacuated.

Two women inhaled smoke and were taken to hospital by this fire, but there was no difference in life.

At the time of the fire, the store in the building was not open, and according to the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, there was no information that Japanese people were involved so far.

Dongdaemun Market is a commercial district where various specialty stores such as daily necessities and clothing are open until midnight, and it is a popular spot that many Japanese tourists visit because they can enjoy shopping day and night.

The police and the fire department think that the fire broke out from the store on the 3rd floor, and investigate the cause of the fire in detail.