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KORAIL Chief Resigns over Continued Train Accidents

Write: 2018-12-11 10:23:33Update: 2018-12-11 13:11:40

KORAIL Chief Resigns over Continued Train Accidents

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The chief of Korea's state-run rail operator has resigned over a series of train accidents.

Korea Railroad Corporation CEO Oh Young-sik offered an apology to the nation on Tuesday for failing to fulfill the promise to provide a safe railway service and offered to step down to take responsibility for continued rail accidents.

The resignation comes after a Seoul-bound KTX bullet train carrying 198 passengers derailed in Gangneung, Gangwon Province on Saturday, injuring 16 people.

The KORAIL chief blamed excessive efforts to improve management and efficiency and a massive reduction in rail employees for the recent derailment, adding he hopes the latest accident will serve as an opportunity to address fundamental problems of the nation's railway system.

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