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Partying Students Dead After South Korea Roof Collapse: Report

A party intended to welcome college freshmen to a South Korean University ended in chaos when a roof collapsed, killing at least 10 people and trapping several others.

About 80 people were sent to hospitals with minor injuries, The Associated Press reported, citing officials at the state-run National Emergency Management Agency.

At least 10 killed in S. Korea building collapse 0:20

Some 1,100 students from the Busan University of Foreign Studies were attending a student council-organized welcome event at the Mauna Ocean Resort in the southern city of Gyeongju, according to The Korea Herald newspaper.

The building caved in on them at around 9:16 p.m. local time after a heavy pile of snow built up on top of it, according to broadacaster KBS World.

Soldiers were involved in the rescue operation according to YTN TV news.

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South Korean rescue workers surround the scene of a collapsed building at the Mauna Resort in South Korea, late Monday. YONHAP / AFP - Getty Images