Continued Accidents Persist Throughout the Holidays
Despite the holiday season, unfortunate incidents have continued to plague the nation. In Suncheon Bay, Jeollanam-do, a popular tourist spot, an operational monorail abruptly halted, causing the evacuation of numerous individuals.
Eye Witness Account Sheds Light on the Incident
A first-hand report by esteemed journalist Kim Jeong-woo reveals the alarming details. Above the boarding gate, a sign ominously proclaimed a “Service delay,” while a disheartened person sat on the floor.
At approximately 12:30 this afternoon, twelve monorail cars, covering a distance of about 4.5km from Suncheon Bay National Garden to the wetland, unexpectedly came to an abrupt halt.
In a swift operation, around 70 fortunate passengers were successfully evacuated. Unfortunately, a passenger in his 60s experienced breathing difficulties and had to be urgently transported to a nearby hospital.
A spokesperson from Jeollanam-do Provincial Government (voice distorted for anonymity) stated, “The monorail, known as the ‘Sky Cube,’ encountered a power outage of electrical nature. We are currently launching an investigation…”
Both the local authorities and the garden administration are convinced that the incident was a result of a power cut, but they are diligently working towards uncovering the exact cause behind this tragedy.
The aftermath of accidents across the country is clearly visible, such as the scattered debris of broken cars and burn marks, reminiscent of a recent collision in Jinwon-myeon, Jangseong-gun, Jeollanam-do.
On a four-lane road, around 1:30 this morning, a BMW car and an SUV collided horrendously. Regrettably, the car was engulfed in flames, while three young men in their 20s, occupants of the SUV, sustained severe leg injuries and were swiftly transported to a nearby medical facility.
According to reports, the driver of the BMW managed to flee the scene but later sought medical attention for injuries received during the accident.
A related police official (voice distorted for anonymity) commented on the incident, stating, “The collision involved a vehicle moving in the opposite direction. The BMW was descending…”
Authorities are currently investigating the circumstance surrounding the accident, surmising that the SUV might have been driving in the wrong lane.
Simultaneously, in Majang-dong, Seongdong-gu, Seoul, a blaze erupted on the second floor of a restaurant located in the bustling livestock market.
Thankfully, no casualties were reported from the fire. However, the flames extended to the adjacent building, causing significant property damage estimated at 20 million won, according to the fire department.
Fire authorities have attributed the cause of the fire to the outdoor unit of the air conditioner.
Reporting from the frontlines, this is Kim Jeong-woo from MBC News.
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Even during the holidays, accidents continued to occur across the country.
At Suncheon Bay, Jeollanam-do, where tourists gathered, a monorail in operation suddenly stopped, forcing dozens of people to evacuate.
This is the report of reporter Kim Jeong-woo.
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A sign is written above the boarding gate that reads, “Service delay,” and a person is sitting on the floor.
At about 12:30 this afternoon, 12 monorails traveling about 4.5km from Suncheon Bay National Garden in Jeollanam-do to the wetland suddenly stopped operating.
Around 70 passengers were evacuated in this accident, and one passenger in his 60s was suffering from breathing difficulties and was taken to a nearby hospital.
[전남도청 관계자 (음성변조)]
“It’s like a little train. It is called ‘Sky Cube’. There is a power outage. It is an electrical factor. Now I have to investigate … ″
The local government and the garden believe the operation ended due to a power cut, and they are investigating the exact cause of the accident.
The road is littered with broken car parts and burn marks.
At around 1:30 this morning, a BMW car and an SUV collided on a four-lane road in Jinwon-myeon, Jangseong-gun, Jeollanam-do.
The car was completely burnt, and three men in their 20s who were occupants of the SUV were taken to a nearby hospital with serious injuries to their legs.
It is reported that the driver of the car was injured and received hospital treatment after leaving the scene.
[경찰 관계자 (음성변조)]
“It was a collision with a vehicle going up and down in the opposite direction. BMW is a vehicle that comes down … ″
The police believe that the SUV drove in the opposite direction and they are investigating the exact circumstances of the accident.
Around the same time, around 2:20 am today, a fire broke out on the second floor of a restaurant in the livestock market in Majang-dong, Seongdong-gu, Seoul.
No one was injured in the fire, but the fire spread to the next building, causing property damage estimated at 20 million won by the fire department.
Fire authorities believe the fire started in the air conditioner’s outdoor unit.
This is Kim Jeong-woo from MBC News.
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