An enormous hearth has engulfed a 33-storey tower block within the southern South Korean town of Ulsan.
Video pictures confirmed flames spreading throughout the entire Samhwan Artwork Nouveau business and home development.
Masses of folks have been reportedly evacuated, together with from the roof, the Yonhap information company mentioned, with dozens struggling smoke inhalation.
The blaze reportedly began at about 23:00 native time (14:00 GMT) and used to be unfold by means of prime winds.
The fireplace broke out between the eighth and 12th flooring of the development, which has about 120 families and buying groceries gadgets.
Some 50 folks have been handled for smoke inhalation, the hearth division mentioned.
Robust winds made it tough to keep an eye on the hearth.
Firefighters are on the lookout for any individuals who would possibly nonetheless be within.
One eyewitness advised Yonhap: “Unexpectedly, the hearth got here up. The home windows have been damaged and the lounge and bed room lit up.”
Any other advised YTN Information of “external subject matter” connected to the out of doors of the development that led to the hearth to unfold briefly.