Busan Rocked By Massive Explosion Seriously Injuring 17 People

Busan Rocked By Massive Explosion Seriously Injuring 17 People

Busan Rocked By Massive Explosion Seriously Injuring 17 People

The port city is the second-largest metropolitan in Korea.

South Koreans are shocked to learn a huge explosion went off in Busan, the second-largest city in the country.

On September 1, a bathhouse in Busan was engulfed in flames. Reports state the situation would get worse as the flames were a precursor to an explosion. 

The fire reportedly began around 1:40 PM. Luckily, the bathhouse was closed on this day and had no customers. According to reports, the bathhouse soon exploded, injuring 17 firefighters who were putting out the fire.

A witness at the scene told reporters that she had heard two explosions that shook the building.

I heard two bangs, and the whole building shook. I think the firefighters who were putting out the fire and several nearby witnesses were injured.

— Witness

Police are currently investigating the cause of the fire and explosion.