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South Korea building collapses onto bus during demolition, killing 9

June 10, 2021. Summarized by summa-bot.

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Firefighters search for survivors from a collapsed building at Gwangju, South Korea, Wednesday, June 9, 2021. Concrete from the collapsed building fell on a bus and two passenger vehicles, the National Fire Agency said. (Chung Hoi-sung/Yonhap via AP)

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.

Seoul, South Korea (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.

The reason for the collapse was unclear, Reuters reported, citing officials at the Gwangju Fire and Safety Headquarters.

The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport will investigate the cause of the collapse.

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.

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