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Two dead, six injured in car crash, building collapse in Seoul

Two people were killed and six others injured in a car crash and subsequent building collapse in Seoul, South Korea on Thursday, officials said.

The accident took place on a road in southwestern Seoul at around 11 a.m. when two trucks crashed and one of them ran into a nearby five-story building, according to police and firefighters.

An explosion and fire broke out at the building following the gas leak from a pipe hit by the five-ton freight vehicle.

An adjoining single-story building collapsed apparently because of the blast. Two women died and were found in the rubble of the crumbled building at 12:40 p.m.

“One of the women is assumed to have been hit by the (five-ton) truck while she was passing by, according to CCTV footage,” according to an official from the Guro Fire Station.

The other woman was likely inside the building at the time of the accident, officials said, adding the identities of the victims are yet to be confirmed.

Six others, including the truck drivers, experienced small injuries and were admitted to an hospital.

The fire was put out in 3 hours and 12 minutes, firefighters said.

It is yet to be known that what caused the crash.

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