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Highlights:

  • The bus was carrying 17 passengers
  • Nine of the passengers were killed, and the remaining eight were all seriously injured
  • The five-story building collapsed suddenly while it was in the midst of a demolition process

Around nine people lost their lives on Wednesday, and eight got seriously injured when a five-story building collapsed suddenly onto a bus in South Korea.

The Gwangju Fire and Safety Headquarters officials informed that the building collapsed as it was being demolished in Gwangju, around 270 kilometers southwest of the capital Seoul. The accident took place around 8:25 pm.

According to the fire station officials, the reason for the collapse is unclear. The officials said that the fire station received the collapse report, which buried a bus near the construction site.

A total of 17 passengers in the bus were affected by accident, including nine who were confirmed dead. Eight others were taken to hospitals.

South Korea is known for having a bad safety record in terms of its infrastructure. Earlier, a department store collapse had killed more than 500 people in 1995, and a bridge collapse in 1994 killed 49 people. However, the country has tried to improve its safety record in recent years.

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