Daily US Times: South Korean officials said that at least nine people have been killed after a five-storey building being demolished in the country collapsed on to a bus, which happened in the southern city of Gwangju.
Eight people were injured in the collapse.
The National Fire Agency said the bus was carrying 17 people and had stopped on a street below,
The reason for the collapse is unclear and search efforts are under way for survivors who may be trapped.
In a television briefing, fire officer Kim Seok-sun said all workers on the site had evacuated before the building collapsed.
He added that some of the workers told investigators they had shut off a pedestrian path near the site before the collapse.
Video footage spread to social media showed that the building collapsed directly on to the bus.
Yang Ik-je, who runs a shop across the street from the scene, told Yonhap news agency it felt like “the earth was shaking”.
He said: “I could not see the road clearly, as if it were shrouded in thick fog. I checked the CCTV to find out that the building collapsed on to a bus.”
One of the world’s worst peacetime building collapses happened in the Asian country in June 1995, when South Korea’s Sampoong Department Store collapsed, killing more than 500 people.
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