Two killed after nightclub balcony collapsed in Korea

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Two killed after nightclub balcony collapsed in Korea

Tragedy struck at a South Korean nightclub, as two died while 16 others were injured after the facility’s balcony collapsed. 

 

Hundreds were at the nightclub in the southern city of Gwangju when the collapse occurred next to the athletes’ village where a world swimming championship is ongoing. Eight athletes including an Olympic gold medallist, US water polo player Kaleigh Gilchrist who won at the Rio Games, were caught up in the tragedy. Cell phone video showed people literally holding up the balcony to try to prevent it from falling. 

 

“An internal balcony collapsed at a club in Gwangju, killing two,” said Song Gi-ju, a detective with the Gwangju Metropolitan Police Agency.

“We have a total of 16 injured and among them ten are foreigners. Of the ten, eight are athletes participating in the championships.”

 

Two killed after nightclub balcony collapsed in Korea

 

The police are already investigating  possibility of the balcony being constructed illegally, as it was learnt that the two people that died in the…



Source: Linda Ikeji