|Rescue workers look into a car stuck in a water-filled hole created by the burst of a hot water main in Goyang, north of Seoul, Tuesday night. Yonhap|
|Streets near Baekseok Station is flooded with hot water, Tuesday night. Yonhap|
A local hot water pipe burst late Tuesday evening in Goyang, north of Seoul, claiming one life, firefighters said.
According to the firefighters, one person died apparently from the accident in which a hot water pipe blew open and emitted hot water.
Investigators found one body inside a vehicle at the scene of the accident.
Around 20 pedestrians nearby were also carried to hospitals after getting burned by the accident. Two of them are in severe condition, they added.
The cause of the accident has not been identified. (Yonhap)
|Rescue workers around an SUV stuck in a water-filled hole created by the burst of a hot water main in Goyang, north of Seoul, Tuesday night. Yonhap|
|An investigation is under way to determine the accident's cause. Yonhap|
|Yoo Eun-hye, left, deputy minister in charge of social affairs, talks with officials from Korea District Heating Corp. about the deadly accident, Wednesday morning. Yonhap|