≡ Moon Vows To Restore Dignity Of Former 'Comfort Women'
President Moon Jae-in has vowed efforts to restore the dignity and honor of South Korean victims of Japan's wartime sexual slavery.
In a Facebook post today to mark the International Memorial Day for Comfort Women, the president noted that the country is able to remember the victims as a result of the late Kim Hak-sun being the first so-called comfort woman to publicly testify her experience 28 years ago.
President Moon also thanked the victims for their efforts to bring the issue to light.■[2019.08.14]
≡ 3 Killed, 3 Injured In Construction Elevator Crash
Three workers were killed and three others injured in an elevator crash at an apartment building construction site in the eastern city of Sokcho.
Local fire authorities said a construction elevator with four workers plummeted from the 15th floor at 8:28 a.m.
Three of them were killed and one was seriously injured while two foreign workers on the ground were also hurt by the crash.
Police are investigating the exact cause of the accident.■[2019.08.14]
≡ Typhoon Krosa To Batter Busan, Southern Coast From Late Thursday
Typhoon Krosa will likely bring more rain to the Korean Peninsula than initially forecast.
According to the Korea Meteorological Administration, the storm was located southeast of Kagoshima in southern Japan this morning and was moving northwest.
Krosa is expected to make landfall on Kyushu early tomorrow morning and arrive in South Korean waters at night, bringing heavy rain and strong winds to Busan and the South Gyeongsang coast.■[2019.08.14]