Two dead in the collapse of a 5-storey building in South Korea – Arabs and the world – the world

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At least nine people died when a five-story building being demolished suddenly collapsed, also crushing a bus in South Korea, officials said.

Television footage showed the bus buried under rubble amid a huge cloud of dust, its hull crushed.

The bus that stopped in front of the building was carrying 17 people when the accident occurred Wednesday in Gwangju City, southwest of Seoul.

The National Fire Agency said nine passengers were killed and eight seriously injured. She added that all workers had been evacuated from the demolition site before the collapse.

The cause of the accident was not immediately known, which authorities said the police had opened an investigation into.

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