Media : Chemical factory blast in S Korea leaves 2 dead

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Seoul, Dec 13 : Two workers died and one went missing in a chemical factory explosion in South Korea, media reported Monday.

The blast occurred at 1:37 pm local time (0437 GMT) at a chemical factory in the Yeosu Industrial Complex in Yeosu city, some 450 km south of the capital, SeoulYonhap news agency reported.

Altogether seven people were working at a chemicals storage facility of the factory. Two were found dead at a nearby plant, another remains unaccounted for, and the other four were confirmed to be safe.

The explosion caused fire, with black, toxic fumes seen as far as 10 km away.


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