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Officials: Fire kills 21 in South Korean hospital

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SEOUL, South Korea — A fire at a hospital annex housing elderly patients in the southwestern county of Jangseong killed 21 people early Wednesday, officials said. Twenty patients and a nurse died at the hospital, which specializes in elderly patients who suffer from dementia and palsy, and seven others were injured, officials with the Jangseong Fire Department said, speaking on condition of anonymity because of office rules. The victims died after suffocating on poisonous gas, ...


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