Arrest warrants sought for 6 in gym collapse

By Korea Herald
  • Published : Mar 27, 2014 - 20:49
  • Updated : Mar 27, 2014 - 20:49
Police sought arrest warrants Thursday for six men in connection with the collapse of a poorly built resort facility that killed 10 university students.

The snow-covered roof of the gymnasium facility at the Mauna Ocean Resort in the historical tourist city of Gyeongju, North Gyeongsang Province, caved in on Feb. 17 during a freshmen welcoming party. The incident also injured 204 others.

Announcing the final result of an investigation into the case, a special police investigation team said arrest warrants have been sought for two executives of the gymnasium operator and four other men involved in the building of the gymnasium on manslaughter charges.

An additional 16 people will be booked without physical detention on charges of negligence and forgery of official documents. (Yonhap)