S. Korea office fire kills at least seven

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At least seven people have been killed and dozens of others injured in a fire that spread through an office building in South Korea's Daegu city.

Shin Ju-han, a Daegu Fire Department Official, said dozens of firefighters and vehicles were deployed to put out the blaze that burned through the second-floor of an office building behind the city's district court.

He said seven people were so far confirmed dead and at least 35 others were hurt.

South Korean media published photos they said were received from witnesses that showed smoke emerging from the building and emergency workers in protective gear engaging in rescue efforts.

Officials are investigating the cause of the fire.

The Daegu Metropolitan Police did not immediately confirm whether there was a possibility of arson.

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