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Chemical plant explosion In South Korea kills six workers

03 July 2015

An explosion at a chemical plant in South Korea has killed six workers, fire officials told Agence France-Presse. The blast took place on July 3 at the Hanwha Chemical Co. in Ulsan, about 180 miles southeast of Seoul. Gas from waste water, which had collected inside the tank, was apparently ignited by the welding torch, a fire official said. 

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About 30 emergency vehicles, along with 220 emergency workers, government officials, police and military personnel, were sent to the scene after the news of the incident, CNN reported, adding that one injured worker was taken to a nearby hospital.

An investigation into the cause of the explosion is underway. The plant makes polyvinyl chloride used in wide range of products, such as cling film.


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