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At least 16 dead. A major fire broke out at a battery factory in South Korea

Natasha Kumar By Natasha Kumar Jun24,2024

At least 16 dead. A massive fire broke out at a battery factory in South Korea

A fire took place at a lithium battery factory in South Korea on Monday at least 16 people. Six people are considered missing.

This is reported by CNN.

The fire broke out around 10:31 a.m. local time at the Aricell plant in Hwasong, Gyeonggi-do province, which is located at about 10:31 a.m. southwest of Seoul.

The fire was extinguished at 15:10, after which firefighters were able to enter the factory. According to Hwasong Fire Department representative Kim Jin-yeon, rescuers found 15 charred bodies, and one person died earlier of cardiac arrest. Among the missing were foreigners. Two people received serious burns, and five suffered minor injuries.

The situation is complicated by the fact that the directory of factory workers was destroyed by fire, which complicates the process of identifying the victims. South Korean President Yoon Seok-yeol instructed the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Security and the head of the fire department to make every effort to rescue people by mobilizing all available personnel and equipment.

Lithium-ion batteries that were produced at this plant  , are used in many popular consumer products such as laptops, cameras, smartphones and electric cars. However, a combination of manufacturing problems, improper use, and battery aging can increase the risk of fires because these batteries use flammable materials. goods, and the need for prompt response in emergency situations.

Natasha Kumar

By Natasha Kumar

Natasha Kumar has been a reporter on the news desk since 2018. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining The Times Hub, Natasha Kumar worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my 1-800-268-7116

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