Iran’s Foreign Ministry Spokesman Bahram Qassemi has offered deep condolences over the deaths and injuries of dozens of sick and elderly people as a result of a fire in a hospital in South Korea.
In a statement on Friday, Qassemi sympathized with the victims’ families and the Korean government and nation.
At least 37 people were killed and more than 140 injured after a hospital fire in the South Korean city of Miryang on Friday.
Initial reports show that around 200 patients were inside the building and the adjoining nursing home at the time of the fire, the cause of which remains unknown.
If the reports are true, the fire would be one of the deadliest South Korea has suffered in recent years, with the death toll still expected to rise.