At any rate 38 individuals have been executed in a fire at a distribution center that was under development in the South Korean city of Icheon.

The blast was brought about by a blast of combustible material being utilized in the establishment of protection in a storm cellar, South Korean media detailed.

All the casualties are accepted to be development laborers.

There are fears the loss of life could ascend as 78 individuals were working in the structure and not all are represented.

South Korea’s Yonhap news office says in any event 10 individuals were harmed in the fire at Icheon, 80km (50 miles) south of the capital, Seoul.

The blast spread rapidly, seriously hampering clearing endeavors.

It started at about 13:30 nearby time (04:30 GMT).

Executive Chung Sye-kyun requested the activation of “all fundamental work force and assets” to handle the crisis.

The fire was extinguished at about 18:40 nearby time.

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