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The parents of "J" arrived in Mokpo today from South Africa. She is apparently alive but in very bad shape after the apartment fire last weekend. The article says some locals have been collecting money to help defray the staggering medical costs. Details for fundraising efforts among foreigners haven't yet been released.
The woman is an English teacher at a middle school in Mokpo, and was badly burned and rendered comatose after a drunk man threw a cigarette butt on a sofa outside the apartment where she was sleeping. She was house- and pet-sitting for a friend who was out of town.
* Update 1 (December 5, 00:38): Korea Beat has translated the above article.