The road near the building also collapsed.
Risk of collapse, safety diagnosis
Dangerous building pillar On the morning of the 1st, some of the pillars of the underground parking lot of a 7-story commercial building in Madu-dong, Ilsandong-gu, Goyang-si, Gyeonggi-do were ruptured. It was confirmed that the road near the building had also collapsed, so the city of Goyang issued an order to evacuate the residents and restrict the use of the building. yunhap news
On the 31st, some pillars of an underground parking lot ruptured in a 7-story commercial building near Madu Station in Goyang-si, Gyeonggi-do, and the road near the building collapsed. There were no casualties, but there were concerns about the risk of building collapse.
The city of Goyang said that around 11:34 a.m. on the same day, an accident report was received at a building A near Madu Station. As soon as the report was received, the management office broadcast a notice to send out about 60 residents of the shopping mall, and about 300 (fire department estimate) including residents, customers, and citizens living in nearby buildings were evacuated.
Police and fire departments arrived at the scene to identify those who could not evacuate and to control the area around the building. From 1 PM, the city of Goyang, together with KEPCO and the District Heating Corporation, shut off gas pipes and inspected facilities such as various pipes under the collapsed road. The city of Goyang believes that the accident occurred when the structure of the parking lot column on the 3rd basement level of the building ruptured.
The building in which the accident occurred is a shopping mall with a total floor area of 12,730 square meters, with 3 basement levels and 7 above ground, in front of Exit 8 of Madu Station. In the shopping district, there are a total of 18 stores, including 2 entertainment establishments, 9 restaurants, 1 bakery, and 5 beauty salons.
In the aftermath of the accident, there was a possibility that the train service at Madu Station could be stopped at one time, but it was confirmed that there was no disruption to the train operation. The city of Goyang decided to investigate the risk of collapse of this building and the exact cause of the accident together with experts, while conducting a detailed safety diagnosis. The city has issued a restraining order for the building.