Roof collapse kills 10 at college meeting

Emergency staff worked through the night in snow and sleet to pull survivors from the debris of an auditorium whose roof collapsed under the weight of snow, killing 10 people and injuring 100, most of them recently enrolled freshmen of a South Korean university, write Kim Yong-Ho and Hyung-Jin Kim for Associated Press.

According to officials, the students had gathered at the auditorium of a holiday resort for a welcoming ceremony last Monday night when the roof came crashing down, leaving twisted metal and debris of concrete and wood. Weather officials say the southeastern region saw the heaviest snowfall this month since measurements began three years ago.

About 560 students from Busan University of Foreign Studies had gathered for a two-day freshman orientation at the Manua Ocean Resort when a crack appeared in the auditorium ceiling before the collapse. Nine students and another person were killed, two people were seriously injured and 103 lightly injured, said Jung Yoon-han, director of the disaster management department at the Ministry of Security and Public Administration.
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