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(LEAD) Car crashes into Hyundai Motor building ahead of shareholder meeting

All News 09:58 March 11, 2016

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SEOUL, March 11 (Yonhap) -- A vehicle crashed into the front doors of Hyundai Motor Co.'s main office building in Seoul on Friday, witnesses said.

The Santa Fe sport utility vehicle drove into the front glass doors of the headquarters building of the country's largest carmaker in Yangjae-dong, southern Seoul, around 7 a.m., according to the witnesses.

The company was set to hold an annual shareholders meeting there at 9 a.m.

No one was hurt and the driver, whose identify has yet to be officially confirmed, is now in police custody. The exact cause of the incident has not been known.

Hyundai Motor officials denied any possible relation to the shareholder meeting, saying the driver works at one of its affiliates and was planning to attend the gathering.


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