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Tuesday, 18 February, 2003, 08:34 GMT
In pictures: S Korea subway attack
Dozens of people have been killed by fire and smoke after an arson attack on an underground train in the South Korean city of Daegu.

Smoke pours from a subway vent in Daegu, South Korea
Smoke poured from the subway after the fire started in a station at about 1000 local time (0100GMT)

Firefighters bring out casualties from the Daegu station
Emergency workers who rushed to the scene needed breathing apparatus to reach the casualties

Emergency workers bring out a casualty on a stretcher
Many people had been trapped below ground

A firefighter carries a body from the subway
The rescue effort soon turned into a search for bodies

A train car in a blackened tunnel
Witnesses said a man tried to light a carton of liquid which exploded and started the fire inside the station

A victim's relative sobs
As the death toll rose throughout the afternoon, the horror of the tragedy struck home

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