Apartment Bulding Collapses In North Korea

An apartment building in the North Korean capital collapsed in what state media described as a “serious accident” that caused an unspecified number of casualties.

The unusual, apologetic report Sunday from the North’s state-run Korean Central News Agency (KCNA) said the collapse took place Tuesday at the construction site of an apartment building in Phyongchon, a central district of Pyongyang.

“The accident claimed casualties,” the agency reported without providing details on the number of peopled killed and injured.

A South Korean government official said the building had 23 floors, estimating that as many as 92 families might have been living inside.

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