Four dead in explosion in South Korean shipyard


An explosion in a shipyard in South Korea owned by STX Offshore & Shipbuilding killed four workers on Sunday (Aug 20), the country's fire department said.

The department did not give the cause of the blast. South Korean media reports said a tank exploded in a ship under construction.

The four men, aged in their 30s to 50s, were painting the ship in the yard in Jinhae, an industrial hub on the country's southeast coast, an official from the National Fire Agency said. "No additional injuries were reported," the official said.

The ship is intended to carry about 74,000 tons of oil, and to be delivered to a Greek buyer in October.

Source: The Straits Times 

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