BEIJING - An official dispatched from Seoul to deal with the aftermath of a bus crash in China that killed 10 South Koreans was found dead early Sunday after falling from a hotel, a local government said. The official, identified as Choi Doo-Yeong, was confirmed dead after police were notified that a man had fallen from a four-storey hotel in the northeastern Chinese city of Jian, the city’s propaganda department said on its social media account. The reason for the fall was under investigation, it said.

Choi was president of the state-run Local Government Officials’ Development Institute and had gone to China after a bus carrying more than two dozen South Korean civil servants went off a bridge in Jian on Wednesday.

The crash killed 10 South Koreans and their Chinese driver, China’s state-run Xinhua news agency and South Korea’s Yonhap news agency reported.