The Fire Still Burns

Grieving family members of those who perished in the Feb. 18, Taegu, Korea, subway conflagration claim local authorities are bungling the investigation and protecting officials who may not have observed proper safety and rescue procedures during the blaze that killed, at latest count, 197. Police revealed on Feb. 25 that subway authorities edited out several incriminating minutes of taped conversation between a train conductor and the control station before making the tape public. Among the previously deleted portions: An order to the conductor to "kill the car"—to remove the carriage's master key and...

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