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Five dead after car falls into sea on east coast

All Headlines 09:07 March 26, 2019

GANGNEUNG, South Korea, March 26 (Yonhap) -- Five people in their 20s are dead after the vehicle carrying them crashed into a guardrail and fell into the sea in the eastern coastal city of Gangneung, police and firefighters said Tuesday.

The accident happened at 6:31 a.m., when a white Hyundai Kona struck the structure on a coastal road in Okgye county, Gangneung, 237 kilometers east of Seoul.

Police said three men and two women were in the car, and confirmed their deaths.

Authorities are investigating the scene to figure out the exact cause.

The Coast Guard pulls a white Hyundai Kona out of the water in the eastern coastal city of Gangneung on March 26, 2019, after the car fell into the sea with five people inside. Police said no one survived the crash.

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