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A fire tore through a hospice for the elderly in South Korea early Wednesday, killing 21 people -- the latest in series of deadly accidents following last month's ferry disaster that claimed around 300 lives. 

South Korean firefighters in Icheon, 80 kilometers (50 miles) south of Seoul, on January 7, 2008

"We have recovered 21 bodies and seven people were injured, some of them in a serious condition," a fire department official told AFP from Jangseong County, about 190 miles (300 kilometres) south of Seoul.

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