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South Korea building collapses onto bus during demolition, killing 9 - WISH-TV

South Korea building collapses onto bus during demolition, killing 9 - WISH-TV

Firefighters search for survivors from a collapsed building in Gwangju, South Korea, Wednesday, June 9, 2021.A building being demolished in southern South Korea collapsed on Wednesday, sending debris falling on nearby vehicles and seriously injuring several people, officials said.(Chung Hoi-sung/Yonhap via AP via CNN) (CNN) — At least nine people were killed when a five-story building undergoing demolition collapsed onto a bus in South Korea on Wednesday, according to the country’s Ministry of the Interior and Safety.South Korea has struggled with a bad safety record of infrastructure — a department store collapse killed more than 500 people in 1995, and a bridge collapse in 1994 killed 49 people.

The 16 demolition workers on the site are safe and did not sustain any injuries as the building collapsed.In recent years, the country has tried to improve its safety record.

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