At least 10 killed, 100 injured after Korean resort building collapses

    The Korean Herald/Asia news Network | Tue, Feb 18 2014

    GYEONGJU - At least 10 people were killed and more than 100 were injured after a resort building collapsed in Gyeongju, North Gyeongsang Province, Monday.

    The ceiling of the prefab building, used as an auditorium, caved in at 9:15 p.m. apparently due to heavy snow, according to witnesses.

    Some 1,100 freshmen of the Busan University of Foreign Studies were attending a welcome event organised by the student council at the Mauna Ocean Resort, the school said.

    There were 565 students in the building when it caved in, the school said. Most got out soon after and around 100 were caught in the wreckage.

    As of 7 a.m. Tuesday, nine students and one party organizer had died and about 100 others had been transferred to hospitals in the nearby city of Ulsan, according to local police officials.

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