Wednesday, 11 August 2010

Fire Cause of Korean National Treasure No.1 Sungnyemun under Investigation

A fire ravaged Namdaemun, Korea's National Treasure No. 1, on Feb.10 with the Korean police still trying to find the cause of the fire and some experts suspecting arson. The 600-year-old gate to the heart of Seoul, capital of Korea crumbled in flares on the day.

The two-story wooden structure was severely damaged about five hours after it caught fire late Sunday. The blaze appeared to be under control at one point, but it flared up again a few minutes later, spreading quickly as firefighters tried to salvage the iconic landmark.

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