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Nine Killed in South Korean Building Collapse

At least nine people have been killed and dozens injured in a building collapse in the South Korean city of Gyeongju.

Officials say more than 500 foreign language students were gathered in the building for a freshman orientation event when it collapsed late Monday.

Many of the students were able to safely evacuate the building, but media reports say about 70 were sent to hospitals with injuries.

Rescue workers are continuing to search for others still believed to be trapped.



One of the survivors of the collapse described how everyone ran to a back door when they heard the building beginning to collapse.



"There was only one door in the back. Everyone ran toward the door, but the collapsing speed was way too fast. With the sound of the collapse, we got buried.''



South Korean officials speculate heavy snow on the roof of the building may have caused the collapse. Rescue workers had difficulty reaching the building because of the recent snow.

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