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South Korea reports first death from swine flu

A South Korean man who returned from a trip overseas has died from swine flu, becoming the country's first reported death from the virus, Yonhap news agency said on Saturday.

world Updated: Aug 15, 2009 11:15 IST

A South Korean man who returned from a trip overseas has died from swine flu, becoming the country's first reported death from the virus, Yonhap news agency said on Saturday.

Health authorities identified the deceased as a man in his 50s who recently returned from Thailand, it said.

South Korea has reported more than 2,000 cases of the A(H1N1) virus.