Home Page | Photos | Video | Forum | Most Popular | Special Reports | Biz China Weekly
Make Us Your Home Page
Most Searched: Antarctic rescue  Mandela  Syria   Thailand  Ukraine  

Resort collapse in S.Korea buries around 60 students; 3 deaths feared

English.news.cn   2014-02-17 22:43:59

SEOUL, Feb. 17 (Xinhua) -- A resort in the southeastern city of South Korea collapsed under the weight of heavy snow, burying around 60 university students, a local broadcaster YTN reported Monday.

An auditorium's ceiling at the Mauna Ocean Resort in Gyeongju, around 370 km southeast of Seoul collapsed at around 9:15 p.m. local time under the weight of heavy snow.

The collapse buried some 60 students of the Busan University of Foreign Studies (BUFS), with another 30 students taken to the nearby hospital. Another 50 students were being given first aid.

A student at the scene was quoted by the YTN as saying that three students were estimated to have been killed during the collapse.

When the auditorium caved in, about 700 students were holding a reception party for new students of the BUFS.

Rescue teams were dispatched to the scene, but they had difficulties in rescue operations as it was still snowing there and the resort building is located remotely at the foot of the mountain.

Editor: yan
Related News
Home >> World            
Most Popular English Forum  
Top News  >>
Photos  >>
Video  >>
Top Science News Latest News  
  Special Reports  >>