Sunday, 18 May 2014 13:43

North Korea : Building collapse in Pyongyang, official apology .

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The accident in Pyongyang on Tuesday was reported on Sunday morning by the official Korean Central News Agency.

North Korean officials have apologised for the collapse of an apartment building in Pyongyang which is feared to have killed scores of people.

It said that the collapse happened in the city's Phyongchon district.

While it is not clear how many people died, some reports say that the "unimaginable" accident could possibly have killed more than 100 residents.

The construction of the apartment block "was not done properly and officials supervised and controlled it in an irresponsible manner", the news agency said.

Source : Agencies

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