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