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, more than 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 conducting 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)