Today (24th) around 11:20 am, an unknown fire broke out at the new officetel construction site in Dasan-dong, Namyangju, Gyeonggi-do.

One person in the building fell down and died in this fire.

The cause of the fall has not yet been identified.

According to the fire department's findings, it is estimated that the fire occurred on the 5th floor of a 19-story building.

At the time of the fire, about 50 people were working in the building, of which 17 were rescued by fire helicopters, and the rest were known to have evacuated themselves.

At the time of the fire, the frame construction was finished, and the exterior and interior walls of the building were under construction.

Currently, a large flame has been caught, and the fire department is working on a search for people in the building along with clearing up the remaining fire.

(Photo = provided by Gyeonggi Fire & Disaster Headquarters, provided by readers, Yonhap News)

(Reported video = Ha Kwang-Tae, Han Hee-Tae, Kim Ji-seon, Kwon Hyuk-sang, Kim Dong-hoon, Kim Mi-so, Kim Ye-eun, Kim Woo-jin, Kim Hee-soo, Kwon Hyuk-jun, No Geun-bae, Park Dae-yeop, Park Jin-tae, Song Mi-yeon, Shim Ah-hyung , Jisoo Yoo, Samcheol Cha, Minjun Kim, Jiye Kim, Jinyong Kim, Seongtae Kim, Jonggeun Ko, Sungeuk Ko, Wonsik Kwon, Chulsun Park, Hyunmin Baek, Jecheol Yoo, Seonghee Lee, Yebin Lee)