South Korea : “10 People Killed and 23 Injured following collapse of `University Building’ during Welcoming Party”

#AceWorldNews says that according to latest reports ten people were killed and 23 injured when a building collapsed in South Korea’s south-eastern city of Gyeongju,

Reuters quoted emergency officials as saying.

During the collapse the building was hosting a welcoming party for new university students, with a total of 560 students in attendance at the auditorium of the golf resort.

Heavy snow on top of the roof is cited as the cause for the collapse, according to fire department officials. Nine of the dead were students.

Dozens of others were trapped inside, but all of the victims were successfully rescued several hours later.

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“At least 3 killed, 50 trapped after `Building Collapses’ in `South Korea’s Gyeongju Region”

#AceBreakingNews says that at least three college students were killed and scores of others were injured and 20 others hospitalized after a resort building collapsed in Gyeongju, North Gyeongsang Province on Monday, the Korea Herald reports.

Around 50 are feared trapped under the rubble, according to witnesses.

Half of the ceiling of the two-story makeshift building, used as an auditorium, caved in at 9:16pm due to heavy snow.

There were some 700 students in the building when it crumbled.

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