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Explosion at chemical plant in South Korea kills 6 workers

Explosion at a chemical plant in South Korea kills 6 workers
Hyung-Jin Kim, The Associated Press

SEOUL, South Korea - An explosion at a chemical plant in South Korea killed six workers on Friday, fire officials said.

The victims were doing welding work when the blast tore down a waste storage facility at a chemical plant run by Hanwha Chemical Co. in the southeastern city of Ulsan, according to the officials.

The exact cause of the explosion wasn't immediately known. But fire officer Kim Jung-sik said that gas trapped inside the storage might have triggered the blast.

7 injured after explosion, fire at petroleum centre

7 people injured after explosion, fire at petroleum centre in northeast Nebraska
The Associated Press

WEST POINT, Neb. - An explosion and fire at a northeast Nebraska petroleum distribution centre left seven people injured Wednesday, two of them critically, officials said.

The explosion happened at Sapp Bros. Petroleum in West Point, about 70 miles northwest of Omaha, General Manager Tim Kaup said. He told reporters the company doesn't yet know what caused the explosion.

St. Francis Memorial Hospital in West Point said in a statement that seven people were taken to the facility following an incident at Sapp Bros. Petroleum in the town about 70 miles northwest of Omaha.

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