Students dead after roof collapse in South Korea

Students dead after roof collapse in South Korea

Four university students have died and about 10 were feared trapped after the roof of a building collapsed in a South Korean city during a welcoming ceremony for first year students, officials said.

Twenty other students were rescued and taken to hospitals, according to an official at the state-run National Emergency Management Agency.

About 1,000 students from Busan University of Foreign Studies were at an orientation event for first-year students in the south-eastern city of Gyeongju, the official said. About 450 were in a building when its roof collapsed.

He said many managed to get out by themselves and about 20 were later rescued and taken to hospitals. He did not provide further details.

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