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Seven injured after record snowfall causes South Korean market to collapse

February 17, 2011

From The Telegraph

Nine people were pulled from under the wreckage, with seven treated in hospital, a spokesman for the fire and rescue service in the northeastern coastal city of Samcheok said.

A search is continuing for people possibly still buried under snow, he said.

The accident happened at a traditional market in the city, which experienced 70 inches of snow over four days ending Monday.

Other parts of South Korea’s Gangwon province have also been hit by the heaviest snowfalls since records began a century ago.

Homes in remote villages have been cut off, farms damaged, hundreds of schools temporarily closed and flights cancelled. Nearly 10,000 soldiers have been mobilised to clear roads.

From The Telegraph

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