This is tragic:
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) -- An overnight fire left one of Seoul's great landmarks in ruins Monday, destroying the centuries-old wooden structure atop the Namdaemun gate that was deemed South Korea's No. 1 national treasure. Officials said they suspected arson.
The fire broke out Sunday night at the 610-year-old gate that once formed part of a wall that encircled the capital. The wooden structure above the stone gate later collapsed as firefighters tried to put out the blaze, officials said.
Lee Sang-joon, an official at the National Emergency Management Agency, said arson was suspected. However, police said it was too early to conclude what was to blame and that they would launch a joint inspection of the fire site with other officials.
Here is an old photo of it:
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