The fire spread to a second train that had entered the station from the opposite direction a few minutes later. Media in category daegu subway fire the following 39 files are in this category, out of 39 total. Small clip of the subway fire in the news daegu subway fire. Fireextinguishing equipment learning from the experience of a major subway train fire that happened at the jungangno station on daegu urban railway line 1 in 2003, rolling stock for line 3 will be fitted with not only conventional portable fire extinguishers but also a fireextinguishing system with highly pressurized water that sprays a. Victims families remember deadly daegu subway fire the. New years greeting we will foster the economy and work hard to create quality jobs. It remains the deadliest deliberate loss of life in a single incident in south korean peacetime history, succeeding the. Bbc news asiapacific s korea subway fire kills 120. Find out more explore book your trip books features. A network with 6 lines to be built in 3 stages is planned. The rapid industrialization of korea had unfavorable consequences when two massive, well. People that purchase a subway card 2,000 won receive a 100 won discount per use and can transfer freely from bus to subway. Final calls add to anguish over korean subway fire the new. Daegu subway fire feb 18, 2003 in daegu, republic of.
Characteristic features of the behavior and perception of. The smrt operates seoul subway underground lines 5, 6, 7, and 8 with a ridership of 2,037,000 daily and involves a total of 201 subway trains at 148 stations. However, korea has emphasized the significance of the recovery phase than that of the prevention, mitigation, and the preparedness phase. The structure of subway systems is, however, almost closed to ambient surroundings. The metro system began operations in the year 1997 and is operated by the daegu metropolitan transit corporation. Pdf the role of forensic anthropology in the examination. Daegu metro is a rapid transit system serving the city of daegu, south korea.
The daegu subway fire find out more explore book your trip books features on february 18, 2003, a calamitous event took place under daegus downtown streets, one that was to have a heavy impact on the korean psyche, and a terrible comedown after the spectacular success of. We were provided with a rare, although tragic, opportunity to study the effects of isolated smoke inhalation and therapeutic modalities in a relatively large number of victims of the daegu, korea subway fire, which occurred on february 18, 2003. Statistics on fire accidents showed that thermal damage and smoke. After the sampoong department store collapsed in 1995 and the fire accident at daegu subway train in 2003, korea has begun to comprehensively manage its emergency situations at the national level. The effect of psd on life safety in subway station fire. An arson fire occurred in daegu subway, korea, 198 people died and 151 people injured on february, 2003 lee and hur 2012. This was the second incident to hit the daegu metro system, with an explosion during. South korean rescue workers inspect a subway train destroyed by a fire at a subway station february 18, 2003 in daegu, 200 miles southeast of seoul, south korea. While south koreas vaunted communications technology brought the victims. After the daegu fire, when an arsonist set fire to a car train stopped at the jungangho. This would have a good role in the prevention of subway fire accidents in china and the research. Sustainable urban planning technique of fire disaster.
The daegu subway fire occurred on february 18, 2003, when an arsonist set fire to a train. Etihad first class apartments sydney to abu dhabi ey 455 airbus a380800 duration. Feature rticles daegu urban railway line 3 monorail system. Inadequate safety planning produces south korean subway. The most notable among these were the fire incident in a daegu subway train that killed 192 persons in 2003, leaving 148 casualties, and yangyangs huge fire that left 420 families homeless in 2005. Daegu about 200 kilometres 125 miles southeast of the capital, seoul is south koreas thirdlargest city and was one of the host cities for last years football world cup. As a part of an effort to improve the life safety in subway fire, the platform screen door psd is more and more installed on the ground that psd provides many benefits to passengers safety. Recordings of final cellphone calls made by victims of south korean subway fire add to sense of horror. Daejeon the youngest subway network among the cities is in daejeon. The daegu subway fire was clearly a manmade disaster, and could have been prevented by replacing inflammable materials, setting up fire extinguishers in appropriate place, etc. The fire had broken out on february 18th, 2003 at daegu subway is caused by incendiaries. However, service on the entire line was stopped for several months in 2003 following the daegu subway fire. In this research study, the authors examined the behavioral characteristics of the evacuees who survived the daegu subway fire on february 15, 2003, and matters related to evacuation were analyzed through interviews and questionnaires. Challenges for nursing leadership in disaster management 1.
Daegu subway fire broke out on 18 february 2003, when an arsonist set fire to a train in rush hour and killed nearly 200 people. The progress and controlling situation of daegu subway. Daegu metro map metro line map world of metro systems. Events guide multimedia photography video newsletters nyt store. A detailed cfd simulation of the 2003 daegu metro station fire. On february 18, 2003, a man ignites a gasolinefilled container inside a subway train in daegu, south korea. As koreans numbly digested the latest numbers on victims of subway fire here on tuesday. To be more positive in government cooperation and linking with major relief groups. On february 18, 2003, a calamitous event took place under daegus downtown. During emergencies, appropriate personal response may lower vulnerability health risks and even save lives.
A man set fire to a train at the daegu metropolitan subways jungangno station. The fire had spread across two trains within minutes. Find, read and cite all the research you need on researchgate. The daejeon subway line 1 was opened in march 2006 with 22 stations.
The subway stations were actually built as a safe haven for korean residents if north korea does indeed decide to bomb. The investigation and analysis of the disaster is following. In china, the fixed flammable materials in the carriage interior of the metro. Jungangno and daegu are the preferred english spellings of the station and city name as translated. Preventive measures against terrorism biological warfare and north korea. On the morning of february 18, a fire in the subway in the south korean city of daegu rapidly turned into one of the worlds worst subway disasters. Subway there are 2 subway lines in daegu running east and west. Daegu subway fire the daegu subway fire is the worst accident, claiming the. Presently, it has 2 rapid lines and 1 monorail line under operations. Health emergency disaster risk management of public. Chapter 3 case studies making transportation tunnels. In the future, daegu plans to add three additional subway lines to the network and expand the existing line 1. The daegu subway fire occurred on february 18, 2003, when an arsonist set fire to a train which killed 192 people and injured 151 others at the jungangno station of the daegu metropolitan subway in daegu, south korea. Research department of mechanical, aerospace and civil.
We will transform the economic structure of daegu to establish an ecofriendly, hightech industrial city based on new and promising industries and attract the kinds of businesses for which young people are interested in working. Research projects search our projects database for studentships and postgraduate research opportunities. About 120 people were killed and at least 5 injured after a man ignited a milk carton filled with flammable material on a subway train in s. Because of this accident, the governments attempted to pass the emergency and. The daegu metro service is a subway transportation network that serves the people of daegu, south korea. In this episode, we take a look at the daegu subway fire. It consists of two metro lines and one monorail line. Daegu subway fire the daegu subway fire is the worst accident, claiming the highest number of lives in the history of. The fire quickly spread to all six coaches of the train within 2 minutes due to the highly flammable interior of the train. The investigation was said to have been tainted with coverups and corruption.
Images of korean architecture, culture, nature, landscapes in daejeon, seoul, namdaemun and more. For example, the 1987 kings cross fire in london, the 1990 subway fire in new york city, the 1995 baku metro fire in azerbaijan, and the 2003 daegu subway fire in south korea have all resulted in more than 100 casualties 5,6,7. Most passengers on the first train escaped, but the second trains chief engineer removed the master key as he fled, which shutdown onboard batteries that. The progress and controlling situation of daegu subway fire disaster. Public safety in mass transit became a concern of korean society. Le recalled of her sister, who was studying to become a travel agent. Files are available under licenses specified on their description page. South korean rescue workers inspect a subway train. Daegu metro line 3 is based on an automated railway system, which passes through the centre of the city while intersecting the other two lines 1 and 2. Nondestructive investigation of the structure was conducted. Victims families remember deadly daegu subway fire korea times. Public transportation public transportation fees in daegu range from 400 won children to 1,200 won adult.
The line originates at knu medical centre and ends at yongji station, connecting the northwestern and the southeastern parts of. The role of forensic anthropology in the examination of the daegu subway disaster 2003, korea. The blaze engulfed the sixcar train, before spreading to. Read the best research coming from the department of mechanical, aerospace and civil engineering in the latest edition of the faculty of science and engineerings in abstract. Intelligent transportation research center, southeast university. In december 2008, the daegu safety theme park opened. The present numerical study aims to reproduce the daegu metro station fire using a transient. The fire growth curve applied in this study reflects the heat release characteristics of the interior materials of trains made by applying flame retardant materials after the daegu subway fire disaster in. On 18 february 2003, a subway train was set on fire by a mentally ill patient at jungangno station in daegu, south korea. Final calls add to anguish over korean subway fire the. Experimental study of smoke behavior in an underground.
Later investigation showed that 79 passengers remained trapped inside train 1080 and died there. Authorities in seoul have stepped up security at subway stations, fearing a possible copycat attack. It might be ended as a typical fire happening but proceeded to the disaster because of the inappropriate system of disaster prevention we had taken, the lack of understanding and specialization we were. The analysis for fire emergency and response at seoul metro subway 7 line an arson fire accident occurred at 7. Phase 1 initially included 3 lines to be completed by 2007, but apparently it will take longer to finish. All structured data from the file and property namespaces is available under the creative commons cc0 license. Inauguration of the first psychological support center for. Final calls add to anguish over korean subway fire. For the study of subway fire prevention and emergency management, both the. Civil engineering professor fire spread quickly, engulfing the trains other five carriages and a second, sixcarriage train that arrived at. Fire is a major risk in the event of subway station fire due to the confining geometry of the underground space.1539 869 1324 1071 1328 806 1315 328 1095 1279 876 558 817 1471 838 1489 689 294 1353 750 321 1006 59 1043 749 8 26 654 1310 1471 429 655