Fire at South Korea battery plant kills at least 16 people: Report

Fire at South Korea battery plant kills at least 16 people: Report

Emergency vehicles are parked next to the site of a fire at a lithium battery factory owned by South Korean battery maker Aricell in Hwaseong on June 24, 2024. 

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A fire that broke out at a South Korean lithium battery plant has killed at least 16 people, with five others missing, Reuters reported, citing local fire officials.

The blaze erupted at the Aricell battery factory in Hwaseong, a city south of Seoul, around 10:30 a.m. local time, according to a Google-translated report from South Korean news outlet Yonhap.

This breaking news story is being updated.

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