Again , a special hospital care for older people , burned on Wednesday ( 28/03/2014 ) morning . This time , the incident took place in South Korea . At least 21 people died . 81 -year -old Alzheimer sufferer arrested for the fire triggers .
Seven people were also injured in the fire that occurred shortly after midnight at a hospital in Jangseong , about 300 kilometers south of Seoul , capital of South Korea . In this facility there are 80 elderly people with chronic pain treatment when a fire occurs .
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Most patients can only be completely bedridden , including stroke patients and patients with advanced stages of dementia . The fire became a new deep sorrow in South Korea , after the sinking of the ferry disaster on 16 April 2014 , killing 250 passengers.
Police Jangseong stated a 81-year -old man was arrested after Alzheimer CCTV footage showed he set the fire in a storage room in the building ‘s two floors .
Although the fire was extinguished within 30 minutes , many patients on the upper floors could not be immediately evacuated due to heavy smoke and pekatnya . ” Most of them ( the victims , ed ) died from smoke inhalation , ” a local official told AFP when confirmed .
One of three nurses on duty when the fire broke out , died after trying to extinguish the fire wearing fire-fighting equipment . The fire incident occurred just two days after a fire at a bus terminal near Seoul on Monday ( 05/25/2014 ) , killing 41 people and injuring others .
South Korea has not fully recovered from the disaster Sewol ferry which sank on April 16, 2014 . The accident has sparked a debate in South Korea if the construction had been going too fast for the expense of basic safety standards , especially for those who are most vulnerable or at risk of becoming a victim .