<Anchor> This

is the breaking news of the Gwangju apartment collapse.

As today (25th) marks the 15th anniversary of the accident, a little while ago, new news related to the search for the missing person came in.

On-site connection.

Reporter Jeong-eun Shin, please deliver the contents of the urgent briefing.

<Reporter> At

7:30 a.m. a while ago, there was an emergency briefing by the rescue authorities at the scene.

At 5:30 pm today, rescue dogs and crews were sent in to search the 27th floor of the collapsed building, and they found bloodstains and work clothes believed to be missing.

Rescue authorities once again checked the surroundings through an endoscope camera around 6:40 pm.

[Moon Hee-jun / Gwangju West Fire Chief: Bloodstains and objects presumed to be work clothes were found at 17:30 and checked through the endoscope camera at 18:40.

Debris piled up layer by layer...


Although it is difficult to estimate the exact number of floors due to the piled up of debris around the location of the discovery, the rescue authorities are finding it above the 27th floor.

We plan to continue the rescue operation with the safety of on-site personnel a top priority.


And it is pointed out that the main cause of the collapse was the removal of the supporting pillar.



The police pointed to the decisive cause of the collapse of the temporary pillar 'Dongbari' without sufficient structural calculations.

When pouring concrete for a high-rise building with more than 30 stories, there are guidelines for placing copper bars on the three floors below.

However, as a result of the police investigation, it is said that when the 39th floor of the roof was poured, Dongbari had already been dismantled on the 38th and 37th floors below it.

The police have secured a statement from the subcontractor that "the 37th and 38th floors were dismantled at the direction of the site director of Hyundai Industrial Development," and they plan to summon construction officials from Hyeonsan from tomorrow.

(Video coverage: Kim Seung-tae, video editing: Park Ki-duk, on-site moderator: Kim Dae-cheol, CG: Park Cheon-woong)