Monday 22 December 2014

Students dead after roof collapse

Published 17/02/2014 | 15:42

Rescue workers search for survivors from a collapsed building in Gyeongju, South Korea (AP)
Rescue workers search for survivors from a collapsed building in Gyeongju, South Korea (AP)

At least three university students have died and about 10 others were feared trapped after the roof of a building collapsed, a South Korean official said.

The three students were pronounced dead at hospitals, an official at the state-run National Emergency Management Agency said.

About 1,000 students from Busan University of Foreign Studies were at an orientation event for first-year students in the south-eastern city of Gyeongju, the official said. About 450 were in a building when its roof collapsed.

He said many managed to get out by themselves and about 20 were later rescued and taken to hospitals. He did not provide further details.

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