South Korea announces rare national disaster due to terrifying forest fire

South Korea announces rare national disaster due to terrifying forest fire

- A terrifying wildfire engulfed in some areas of South Korea

- The authorities announced a national disaster due to the forest fire

- Around 4,200 people were evacuated, and one was reported dead

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Authorities of South Korea have announced a rare national disaster as a giant forest fire engulfed across different areas on Friday, April 5. KAMI learned that the authorities deployed almost 900 fire engines and 10,000 personnel to put out the fire.

In a report by the ABS-CBN News, the fire spread quickly due to the strong winds. Around 4,200 people were evacuated, 35 got injured, and one was reported dead due to the massive blaze.

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According to a report by the Channel News Asia, the fire broke out from the South Korean border town of Goseong. South Korean President Moon Jae-in reportedly visited the affected areas to meet with the evacuees. The South Korean President along with her staff wore yellow jackets that symbolize situations of national emergency.

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Provincial governor Choi Moon-soon shared that the primary fire was placed under control.

The last time that the authorities declared a national disaster was in 2007, when crude oil spread into the sea off the west coast.

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