UN inspector dies in Iran car crash

2012-05-08 16:39
Tehran - A UN nuclear inspector has died in a car accident in central Iran, the country's Atomic Energy Organisation said in a statement on Tuesday.

The statement identified the inspector as Seo Ok-seok, a South Korean national part of an inspection team the UN's International Atomic Energy Organisation maintains in Iran.

The inspector was on a mission with an IAEA colleague near the Khondab complex in the central province of Markazi, it added without naming the other inspector who was injured in the accident around noon.

"One of the two experts was injured, while Seo Ok-seok from South Korea died of severe injuries," read the statement, carried by the official IRNA news agency.

It did not provide further details.

Iran is building a heavy water research reactor on the outskirts of the village of Khondab.

The report comes ahead of a meeting between Iran and the IAEA at its headquarters in Vienna on 13 and 14 May aimed at clearing up questions over Tehran's disputed nuclear programme.

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