South Korea: Nine pedestrians killed in 'wrong way crash' on busy road in Seoul - driver investigated

A driver whose car ploughed into a crowd of pedestrians - killing at least nine as they waited at a busy junction in South Korea - is facing allegations of accidental homicide.

Six people - including the motorist - were also injured after the deadly crash in Seoul city centre on Monday night.

Reports suggested he was driving in the wrong direction and collided with two other cars.

After being detained by investigators, the driver claimed his car had accelerated abruptly and unintentionally.

The vehicle is now set to be examined by forensics, with police scrutinising security footage from the scene.

Tests performed on Tuesday showed the motorist was not under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

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According to local media reports, he is a 68-year-old bus driver who has more than 40 years' experience on the roads.

Pictures show his black sedan suffered extensive damage in the crash.