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100 Feared Dead in S. Korea Subway Arson

Fire raced through two subway trains packed with people in South Korea on Tuesday after a man ignited a carton filled with flammable material, officials said. Police said at least 50 people died, but firefighters saw dozens more bodies still in the wreckage. A suspect was under interrogation in Daegu, South Korea’s third-largest city, but police still did not know what motivated the attack. Rescue workers had given up the search for survivors by the afternoon. It was unknown what substance the attacker used to start the blaze. The fire started in one six-car train at a station, igniting seats and spreading to another train also stopped at the station, officials said. Many more bodies were still in the obliterated remains of the trains, a fire department official said. Others died of asphyxiation on the train platform. One man said his missing daughter called by mobile phone to say there was a fire and the subway door wasn’t opening. Full Story

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