- 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
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.
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.
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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