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Posted : 2014-05-13 16:35
Updated : 2014-05-13 16:35

9,000 participate in emergency drill

Employees leave the World Trade Tower building in Samseong-dong, southern Seoul, during an emergency evacuation drill on Tuesday. / Yonhap

By Kim Tong-hyung


Thousands of employees working at the World Trade Tower and ASEM Tower buildings in southern Seoul participated in an emergency evacuation drill on Tuesday.

While such practices have been rare in Korea, there has been heightened awareness for safety since last month's ferry disaster that has left more than 300 people dead or missing.

The Korea International Trade Association (KITA), which organized the drill, said more than 9,000 employees from 245 companies using the buildings participated in the practice, which required them to evacuate the buildings through stairs and move to designated outdoor areas.

The employees were also educated on basic safety skills such as using fire extinguishers.


관련 한글 기사

트레이드타워·아셈타워서 대규모 화제대피 훈련

한국무역협회와 코엑스는 13일 서울 강남구에 위치한 트레이드타워와 아셈타워에서 초고층 건물에서 대규모 비상 대피훈련을 실시했다. 이러한 훈련은 한국에서 생소했으나 세월호 참사 이후 안전훈련의 중요성이 강조되는 분위기다.

이날 오전 11시부터 지하 2층·지상 54층의 트레이드타워와 지하 4층·지상 41층 아셈타워에서 진행된 이날 훈련에는 건물에 입주한 245개사 직원 9000여명이 참여했다.

훈련에 참여한 9000여명은 화재 비상 대피방송이 나오자 대응 매뉴얼에 따라 건물 비상계단 등을 이용해 건물 앞 피아노분수광장, 아셈타워 옆 등 지정된 장소로 대피했다. 이밖에도 자체 소방차와 자위 소방대가 출동하고 소화기 사용법이 시연됐다.




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