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Nine people were killed, including three migrant workers from Sri Lanka, and 25 others injured when a fire raged through a karaoke facility in Busan, police said Sunday.

The blaze broke out in one of the 28 rooms at the karaoke lounge on the third floor of a six-story building in the southeastern port city around 8:55 p.m. Saturday, causing smoke to spread quickly through the facility and customers to panic, witnesses and police said.

All of the nine fatal victims -- seven men and two women -- died from inhaling toxic gases, police said. The dead include three Sri Lankans who were holding a company party with three other Korean colleagues.

One of the injuries was serious, but the others were non-life threatening, police said. Police said smoke apparently made customers unable to find exits and led to the large toll. (yonhapnews)

  Comments - 2

  • fassey Sunday, 06 May 2012 04:37 AM

    Sympathies to the Sri Lankan families. Hope they are not
    Buddhists. As to my knowledge Buddhists are very religious
    and pious during Wesak and I don't think they go for Karaoke
    on these holy days!!!!

    Mohamed Hakeem Monday, 07 May 2012 12:36 PM

    Why sympathies only for Sri Lankans? are not others human beens?


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