The fire broke out at 11:11 p.m. Wednesday at an apartment building in Gimpo, Gyeonggi Province. The 60-year-old woman attempted the emergency escape by jumping out of a terrace. Her husband escaped death by climbing down a gas pipe, but reportedly suffered minor injuries to his head and ankle.
Six neighbors have also been hospitalized for smoke inhalation.
The fire caused around 160 million won ($147,000) in property damage.
Gyeonggi Fire Department is investigating to determine what sparked the fire.
By Park Ju-young (firstname.lastname@example.org)