3 Koreans killed; 3 injured in apartment construction elevator fall

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3 Koreans killed; 3 injured in apartment construction elevator fall

Rescue workers search the wreckage of a crashed elevator in an apartment construction site in Sokcho, Gangwon Province, Wednesday. Yonhap

By Oh Young-jin

Three people were killed and three injured as an elevator fell at an apartment construction site in Sokcho, Gangwon Province, Wednesday morning, rescue workers and reports said.

The three were riding in the elevator when it dropped 15 floors to the ground at 8:28 a.m. The fourth also in the elevator survived the fall and was transported to hospital.

The remaining two ― foreign workers from Uzkekistan ― were on the ground and hit by debris when the elevator fell. They were also taken to hospital. All casualties were workers.

It was not immediately known what caused one of the two elevators, installed outside the 30-story building, to fall. Police said that the workers were working to dissemble the elevators.


Rescue workers search the wreckage of a crashed elevator in an apartment construction site in Sokcho, Gangwon Province, Wednesday. Yonhap

By Oh Young-jin

Three people were killed and three injured as an elevator fell at an apartment construction site in Sokcho, Gangwon Province, Wednesday morning, rescue workers and reports said.

The three were riding in the elevator when it dropped 15 floors to the ground at 8:28 a.m. The fourth also in the elevator survived the fall and was transported to hospital.

The remaining two ― foreign workers from Uzkekistan ― were on the ground and hit by debris when the elevator fell. They were also taken to hospital. All casualties were workers.

It was not immediately known what caused one of the two elevators, installed outside the 30-story building, to fall. Police said that the workers were working to dissemble the elevators.


Oh Young-jin foolsdie5@koreatimes.co.kr


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