Multiple Deaths as Fire Breaks Out Inside Tunnel on South Korean Highway

At least five people were killed and 37 injured when a fire broke out inside a highway tunnel in Gwacheon, Gyeonggi Province, South Korea, on Thursday, December 29, local media reported.

The fire started at 1:49 pm local time when a bus and truck collided inside a noise tunnel along the Second Gyeongin Expressway, according to local media citing authorities.

Authorities initially put the death toll at six at around 3:18 pm, but corrected it to five in a briefing an hour later, reports said. The fire was tackled by 94 fire trucks and 219 firefighters, it was reported. Credit: @ZzangK3 via Storyful

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