The eight-storey building damaged in a blaze which killed 29 people and injured 29 others in the southern city of Jecheon. Photo: AFP The eight-storey building damaged in a blaze which killed 29 people and injured 29 others in the southern city of Jecheon. Photo: AFP
The eight-storey building damaged in a blaze which killed 29 people and injured 29 others in the southern city of Jecheon. Photo: AFP
South Korea

‘Fire trap waiting to happen’: deadly blaze in South Korea invites comparisons to Grenfell tragedy

Experts point to insufficient emergency exits, flammable finishing materials and illegally parked cars blocking access to fire trucks

Topic |   South Korea
The eight-storey building damaged in a blaze which killed 29 people and injured 29 others in the southern city of Jecheon. Photo: AFP The eight-storey building damaged in a blaze which killed 29 people and injured 29 others in the southern city of Jecheon. Photo: AFP
The eight-storey building damaged in a blaze which killed 29 people and injured 29 others in the southern city of Jecheon. Photo: AFP
READ FULL ARTICLE