Roof collapse kills 10 at university orientation

Nine of the victims were recently enrolled freshmen of Busan University of Foreign Studies.

South Korean President, Park Geun-hye, has expressed deep condolences to families who lost loved ones in a roof collapse that killed 10 and injured more than 100.

Nine of the victims were recently enrolled freshmen of Busan University of Foreign Studies.

They had gathered for a welcoming ceremony at the auditorium of a holiday resort outside the city of Gyeongju on Monday night when the roof came crashing down.

President Park has ordered an investigation and safety checks of buildings near the country’s east coast, which has seen heavy snow this winter.

The resort’s owner, Kolon Group, believes that snow likely caused the collapse.

(dpa/NAN)


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