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(LEAD) Rescuers collect body of missing person at collapsed construction site in Gwangju

All News 21:59 January 31, 2022

(ATTN: RECASTS headline, lead; UPDATES with more info in paras 2-3)

GWANGJU, Jan. 31 (Yonhap) -- Rescue workers collected the body of one more person trapped under rubble at the site of a collapsed apartment building under construction in the southwestern city of Gwangju on Monday.

The body was recovered on the 28th floor of the damaged building in Gwangju, about 330 kilometers south of Seoul, as search operations continued for three weeks.

His identity has been withheld.

He is the second worker recovered from the collapsed building since the first man was found dead on Jan. 14.

Search operations for four other workers continue.

Exterior walls of the 39-story building under construction in Gwangju crumbled on Jan 11, trapping six construction workers at the site.

(LEAD) Rescuers collect body of missing person at collapsed construction site in Gwangju - 1

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