Superstore Collapse
Superstore Collapse
Superstore Collapse
Vital statistics
Series Seconds from Disaster
Title Superstore Collapse
Airdate September 20, 2006
Disaster Sampoong Department Store Collapse
Date June 29, 1995
Kind Collapse
Nature Design Failure, Bribery
Fatalities 501

Superstore Collapse is the 37th episode of Seconds from Disaster and tries to understand how was that such a big store got destroyed.

Plot Edit

Despite illegal operations and suspicion that the building was not safe, owners of the five-story Sampoong Department Store in Seoul, South Korea kept it open to customers. That afternoon, the entire store collapses, killing 501 people. The last survivor is found after 16 days.