Seoul: A fire that engulfed an art museum construction site killed four workers and sent a huge pall of smoke over the South Korean capital Seoul on Monday, firefighters said.
Almost 170 firefighters battled the blaze, which broke out in the basement of the site for a three-storey contemporary art museum. They were searching for any more victims on Monday afternoon.
The blaze was fuelled by styrofoam panels, oxygen for welding and LPG containers. A total of 19 workers were injured, most of them by smoke inhalation while one fell from a crane trying to avoid the fumes.
An investigation is underway into the cause of the blaze.
Story first published:
August 13, 2012 13:15 IST