In Seoul, the capital of South Korea, a fire broke out in a shanty town, forcing hundreds of people to flee the area. The Guryong Village fire that broke out early on Friday morning is said to have destroyed about 60 homes. There are no known fatalities or injuries.
The area of densely packed temporary homes has been referred to as the final slum in the capital by South Korean media. It took more than 900 firefighters and several helicopters five hours to put out the fire.
According to his spokeswoman, President Yoon Suk-yeol called for all-out efforts to reduce the damage and mobilize all available firefighters and equipment. Mr. Yoon is currently in Switzerland, attending the Davos summit of the World Economic Forum.