1. South Korea: Samsung Group building evacuated on report of explosives in Seoul

South Korea: Samsung Group building evacuated on report of explosives in Seoul

A Samsung Group office building in southern Seoul was being evacuated following a report of explosives being planted inside.

By: | Seoul | Updated: April 14, 2017 9:46 AM
samsung, south korea, seoul A Samsung Group office building in southern Seoul was being evacuated following a report of explosives being planted inside.

A Samsung Group office building in southern Seoul was being evacuated following a report of explosives being planted inside, South Korea’s MoneyToday reported on Friday. MoneyToday cited a safety announcement made inside the building. It was not immediately clear which Samsung building in Seocho, a southern district in Seoul, was reportedly being evacuated. Samsung could not be immediately reached for comment.

South Korean police said on Friday they had sent a response team to a Samsung Group office building in southern Seoul following the report of explosives being planted inside.

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The headquarters of Samsung Life Insurance Co Ltd in Seocho was evacuated as a precaution, the company said. Fire officials and police were searching the building. It was not immediately clear if any explosive had been found.

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