This morning, a fire broke out in an obstetrics and gynecology building in Cheongju, North Chungcheong Province, and the fire department is working to extinguish it.
Dozens of people have been evacuated so far, and it is known that about 10 people, including pregnant women, were injured.
If you look at the video reported by viewers, you can see that the inside of the parking lot and vehicles are blackened with red flames in the underground parking lot of the building.
Black smoke constantly billows out of the building.
About 60 people in the obstetrics and gynecology building were evacuated due to the fire, but 18 people, including pregnant women and newborns, have been transported to hospitals for treatment.
The fire department has issued the first stage of response and is working to extinguish the fire by mobilizing about 80 people and 30 vehicles.
In addition, search and rescue operations are underway to see if there are isolated people in the building.
The obstetrics and gynecology department in which the fire broke out consists of a main building, an old building, and a new building, but the fire department believes that the fire started first in the parking lot on the first basement floor of the new building.
The fire department will investigate the exact cause of the fire and the extent of the damage.
(Screen provision: viewers Cho Myeong-hoon, Yoon Cheol-hee, Park Jong-pil, Hong Ji-min / Editing: Jung Yong-hee / Producer: D Content Planning Department)Keywords: