Both the manager and the deputy manager of the Shinsegae Department Store Gangnam branch, where the leak occurred recently, were replaced.

Shinsegae explained that the replacement was carried out in order to strengthen on-site management capabilities.

Earlier, around 2 pm on the 12th, a water leak occurred in the ceiling of the food hall on the first basement floor of the Shinsegae Department Store Gangnam branch, causing a commotion.

Shinsegae immediately shut down business, underwent repair work, and resumed normal business on the 13th, but a video of the situation at the time became controversial as a video of the situation spread in the online community.

Immediately after the video spread, Shinsegae stated that the cause of the accident was presumed to be the aging of the pipe, but corrected the cause of the accident by saying that it was understood that the accident occurred because the drain pipe connection part broke out in the aftermath of the construction carried out on the first floor last year.

In addition, it said that it was confirmed that there were no structural problems as a result of a detailed safety examination by an external specialized agency for the Gangnam branch in July.

(Photo = provided by Shinsegae Department Store, Yonhap News)

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