South Korean firefighters arrive at a bus terminal at Goyang, north of Seoul, South Korea, Monday. Pic: AP.

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A fire at a bus terminal near Seoul has left five people dead and three others injured.

National Emergency Management officials say Monday’s fire at the bus terminal at Goyang, just north of Seoul, has been put out and that it’s unclear if the death toll would increase.

The officials provided no further details. South Korean media say the dead people were found at a toilet near a construction site at the basement of the terminal building.

Yonhap news agency cited unidentified local fire officials as saying the fire is suspected to have started during welding works at the construction site.