MOSCOW (Sputnik) – Four people have died and an additional five people have suffered injuries as a result of a gas explosion in a residential building in the eastern South Korean city of Donghae, South Korea’s Yonhap News Agency reported on Saturday, citing firefighters.
According to the agency, the explosion took place at 19:46 local time (10:46 GMT) in a two-story residential building. Four people were killed, three were seriously injured and two passers-by suffered light injuries, the agency reported.
At this stage, firefighters believe the cause of the explosion to be the result of guests in the building using a portable gas stove to prepare food. Fire crews took twenty minutes to extinguish the blaze.