Seoul, May 2 (Reuters): South Korea suffered its second serious transport accident in just over two weeks today when a subway train in the capital, Seoul, crashed into a train at a station, injuring 200 people although no one was killed.
The country is still mourning the victims of a ferry accident on April 16, when 300 people were killed or are missing in the submerged hull of a capsized ship in the country’s worst disaster in 20 years.
Most of those hurt in the mid-afternoon accident today appeared to have suffered minor abrasions, according to emergency officials at Sangwangsimni station in the east of the capital.
“An incoming train crashed into one that was stopped at the station,” fire department official Kim Kyung-su told a news conference. About 1,000 people were evacuated, Kim said.