DPRK Building Collapse in Pyongyang

World Today

Hundreds of people may have died in the collapse of an apartment building in Pyongyang.

Government officials from the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea have offered a rare public apology. But otherwise, little is known about what happened.

The word of the collapse in the nation’s capital was reported Sunday morning by the official Korean Central News Agency, which gave no death toll but said that the accident was serious and upset Kim Jong Un.

DPRK officials on Sunday offered a rare public apology for the collapse of an apartment building under construction in Pyongyang, which a South Korean official said was believed to have caused considerable casualties that could mean hundreds might have died.

The report said it occurred in the capital’s Phyongchon district on Tuesday “as the construction of an apartment house was not done properly and officials supervised and controlled it in an irresponsible manner.”

Information was provided by senior photojournalist Rafael Wober in Pyongyang.

DPRK Building Collapse in Pyongyang

DPRK Building Collapse in Pyongyang

Hundreds of people may have died in the collapse of an apartment building in Pyongyang.