UPDATE : 2019.12.9 MON 10:55
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2 dead, over 20 injured in fire at Daegu public sauna

Two people are dead and over a score are injured after a fire broke out at a public sauna in Daegu, firefighters said Tuesday.

The fire started at 7:11 a.m. in the sauna located in the city, about 237 kilometers southeast of Seoul. Firefighters put out the fire in about 20 minutes.

This photo, taken and provided by a reader, shows thick gray smoke bellowing from a building in the southeastern city of Daegu on Feb. 19, 2019, where a sauna caught fire and claimed two lives.

Most of the victims were found to have inhaled smoke and were sent to the hospital, including the two deceased. Authorities said the casualties could rise.

Further details about the victims were not immediately known.

A witness told police the fire started at the entrance to the men's sauna.

Police are investigating the scene to find out the exact cause. (Yonhap)

Shin Jin-seon  edt@koreapost.com

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