Fire in South Korean karaoke bar kills 9 people

Associated Press Modified: May 6, 2012 at 12:30 am •  Published: May 5, 2012
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SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A fire has torn through a karaoke bar in South Korea, killing nine people.

Police said Sunday the victims were drinking and singing at the karaoke lounge in the southeastern port city of Busan when the blaze broke out Saturday night.

Busan police say they believe three Sri Lankan men and six other South Koreans have died after inhaling toxic gases.

Police say the fire has left 25 other people injured and one of them is in serious condition.

Police say the cause of the fire is under investigation.



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