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Two Vietnamese killed in factory explosion in South Korea

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Staff Writer | November 13, 2018
An explosion at a plant in eastern South Korea on November 10 killed two Vietnamese and injured two other Vietnamese workers, Yonhap reported.
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The two dead workers are presumed to have been killed inside a tank, a fire official said. The company, Foosung Precision Industry Co. in Wonju, which is 130 kilometres east of Seoul, makes fluoropolymer-lined tanks, pipes and valves.

A 20-year-old worker suffered third-degree burns to his face, while a 32-year-old worker suffered second-degree burns to his legs and a broken left leg, a fire official said.

Police said the blast appeared to have occurred after a fire broke out as the four Vietnamese were working to make a tank designed to carry a chemical needed in making semiconductors.

The National Forensic Service and the Occupational Safety and Health Research Institute are set to conduct a joint probe to try to find the exact cause of the accident, police said.