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16 dead in fire at gym

All Headlines 19:03 December 21, 2017

JECHEON, South Korea, Dec. 21 (Yonhap) -- Sixteen people died and more than 10 others were injured in a fire that engulfed a commercial building in the southern city of Jecheon on Thursday, firefighters said.

The fire started from a vehicle in the basement parking lot of an eight-story fitness center in the city, 168 kilometers southeast of Seoul, according to the authorities.

The victims were in a public sauna on the second floor, they said.

About 20 fire engines and trucks as well as 50 firefighters were sent to scene.

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