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1 killed, 5 injured in Daejeon lab explosion

By Yonhap
  • Published : Nov 13, 2019 - 18:31
  • Updated : Nov 13, 2019 - 18:31

At least one person was killed and five others were injured in an explosion at a state-run scientific lab in Daejeon on Wednesday, local fire authorities said.

The explosion occurred at 4:24 p.m. at a lab at the Agency for Defense Development in the city 160 kilometers south of Seoul, according to the officials.


This image, a screenshot of an image posted on the Agency for Defense Development`s web site, shows the institution`s building. (Yonhap)

The injured people were sent to a nearby hospital. The one casualty was reported to be a researcher in his 40s.

Around 120 fire authorities have been dispatched to the site to handle the accident and investigate the exact cause. (Yonhap)