At least 9 individuals passed away and another 8 got hurt when a structure collapsed throughout demolition in the southwest of South Korea on Wednesday, the Chosun Biz paper reported, mentioning regional authorities.
According to the report, the fire department of the Gwangju city on 4:22 p.m. regional time (07:22 GMT) got info that a 5-storey structure collapsed on a bus that had actually dropped in the area of the demolition website.
Approximately 140 individuals are associated with the search and rescue operation as firefighters continue trying to find building and construction employees and pedestrians who might be buried under the debris.
The South Korean Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport established an emergency situation head office, headed by Noh Hyeong Ouk, to handle the consequences of the occurrence and avoid such circumstances in the future. The reason for an abrupt collapse has actually not yet been identified.