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Collapse at building site 'serious,' N. Korea says

Posted: May 19, 2014 at 5:27 a.m.

In this Saturday, May 17, 2014 photo, families of victims of an accident at an apartment construction site in Pyongyang, North Korea, grieve during a gathering in the capital where senior officials apologized and took responsibility. The word of the collapse in the secretive nation's capital was reported Sunday morning, May 18 by the North's official Korean Central News Agency, which gave no death toll but said that the accident was "serious" and upset North Korea's leader, Kim Jong Un. (AP Photo/Jon Chol Jin)

In this Saturday, May 17, 2014 photo, families of victims of an accident at an apartment construction site in Pyongyang, North Korea, grieve during a gathering in the capital where senior officials apologized and took responsibility. The word of the collapse in the secretive nation's capital was reported Sunday morning, May 18 by the North's official Korean Central News Agency, which gave no death toll but said that the accident was "serious" and upset North Korea's leader, Kim Jong Un. (AP Photo/Jon Chol Jin)

SEOUL, South Korea -- A 23-story apartment building potentially housing more than 90 families collapsed last week in Pyongyang, the North Korean capital, a South Korean government official said Sunday, after the North reported a "serious" accident at a construction site.

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