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South Korea: 10 killed in building collapse

Posted on Feb 18 2014 | IBNS

Gyeongju, Feb 17 : At least 10 people were killed and several others were injured as a gymnasium collapsed in South Korea's Gyeongju town on Monday, media reports said.

The mishap occurred when more than 500 students were participating in a welcoming ceremony in the building.

"565 first-year students from Busan University of Foreign Studies were having a welcoming party for freshmen in the building in Gyeongju, 370 kilometers south of Seoul, when it collapsed at around 9:11 p.m," South Korea's Yonhap news agency reported quoting police.

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