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LG chairman apologises over gas leak, fire

Christian Fernsby ▼ | May 21, 2020
LG Group chairman Koo Gwang-mo apologised Wednesday over two fatal accidents at LG Chem facilities in the past two weeks, reports said, including a gas leak in India that killed 12 people.
Koo Gwang-mo
Chairman   Koo Gwang-mo
LG Chem, the group's key subsidiary and South Korea's largest chemical company, is reeling from the deadly gas leak at its LG Polymers India subsidiary, which left 12 residents dead and saw more than 1,000 hospitalised.

Wednesday, a fire broke out at LG Chem's plant in Seosan, around 120 kilometres south of Seoul, killing a researcher and injuring two workers.

"I express my deep condolences and consolation to victims and their families," Koo said at the Seosan plant, according to Yonhap news agency.

"I am very sorry for causing concern to many people," Koo added, noting that management felt "heavy responsibility" for the safety accidents.