Deadly train crash in South Korea

Train crashes, ferry accidents, shopping mall fires - South Korea has had a handful of issues recently reflecting the confidence in the travel and tourism industry to that country.

Deadly train crash in South Korea

Train crashes, ferry accidents, shopping mall fires – South Korea has had a handful of issues recently reflecting the confidence in the travel and tourism industry to that country.

Korea has a very modern infrastructure, but today two passenger trains collided in South Korea on Tuesday, killing one person and injuring dozens, a hospital official and police said, in the latest in a string of accidents that has rattled the country.

A commuter train and a tourist train collided in Taebaek, a resort area about 200 km (125 miles) southeast of Seoul.More than 70 people had been injured, but declined to confirm any deaths.

South Korea, Asia’s fourth-largest economy, has developed into a vibrant and technically advanced democracy, but faces criticism that regulatory controls and safety standards have not kept pace.

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