Beijing: A senior South Korean official fell to his death from a hotel on Sunday in northeast China where he had been handling the aftermath of a recent bus crash that killed 10 South Korean government officials.
The police in Ji'an City said the deceased official was identified as Choi Doo Yeong, president of the Suwon-based Local Government Officials Development Institute of South Korea.
The state-run Xinhua news agency cited local authorities in the Jilin Province city of Ji'an as confirming that Choi, had fallen to his death.
He came to China with Chung Chae-gun, vice minister with the Ministry of Government Administration and Home Affairs, to deal with a bus crash that killed 10 South Korean nationals.
A bus, carrying 26 South Korean tourists and a Chinese tour guide, fell off a bridge last week in Jilin.
Eleven people, including 10 South Korean passengers and the Chinese driver, were killed. The injured are still receiving treatment.
The South Korean victims were among a group of 148 government officials who were on a training trip to China.
The city government said that the bus was on a mountain road with a speed limit of 40 kilometers per hour, but that the 39-year-old driver was driving at speeds up to twice as fast.