Woman dies in fall while escaping fire in Gimpo

By Park Ju-young

Published : Dec 7, 2017 - 13:26
Updated : Dec 7, 2017 - 13:26

A woman who tried to escape from a fire jumped from the seventh floor of a building and died Wednesday night, Yonhap News Agency has reported.

The fire broke out at 11:11 p.m. Wednesday at an apartment building in Gimpo, Gyeonggi Province. The 60-year-old woman attempted the emergency escape by jumping out of a terrace. Her husband escaped death by climbing down a gas pipe, but reportedly suffered minor injuries to his head and ankle. 


Six neighbors have also been hospitalized for smoke inhalation.

The fire caused around 160 million won ($147,000) in property damage.

Gyeonggi Fire Department is investigating to determine what sparked the fire.

By Park Ju-young (jupark@heraldcorp.com)


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