South Korean building collapse kills 9

South Korean building collapse kills 9
SEOUL: A 5 storey building being demolished within the south South Korea collapsed on Wednesday, dropping particles on a bus and killing 9 folks on board, officers stated.
The concrete of the collapsed constructing within the southern city of Gwangju fell on the bus carrying 17 those who had stopped in a close-by avenue, the National fire agency mentionned.
Rescuers dispatched to the scene rescued eight folks from the bus, all severely injured, earlier than discovering the 9 our bodies, the company stated in an announcement.
Hearth officer Kim Seok-sun stated in a televised briefing from the location that every one building staff had evacuated earlier than it collapsed. He stated a few of the staff instructed investigators they closed a pedestrian walkway close to the constructing earlier than the collapse.
Hearth officers stated emergency staff are nonetheless in search of different individuals who could also be trapped underneath the particles. The reason for the collapse was not instantly identified.
Kim stated the bus driver was amongst these injured. Authorities didn’t instantly present particulars of the opposite injured or lifeless.
An earlier assertion from the hearth division stated particles additionally fell on two passenger autos. However company officers corrected this later after watching safety movies.
Native media confirmed the particles falling on the bus and engulfing the road in an enormous cloud of mud. Video after the collapse confirmed dozens of rescuers outfitted with stretchers and crowbars looking for survivors as excavators hack into an enormous mountain of crumbled concrete and bent metal beams spilling onto the freeway.

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