Four killed in South Korea subway site collapse

2016-06-01 09:02


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Seoul – Four workers were killed and 10 others injured in a collapse on Wednesday at a subway construction site near the South Korean capital Seoul, the fire department said.

The victims were doing welding work 15m underground when an explosion – possibly of an oxygen tank – caused the surrounding structure to cave in on top of them.

Four workers were killed, while the injured, some of them with severe burns, were rushed to nearby hospitals for treatment, a fire department spokesperson told AFP.

The accident occurred around 07:20 (22:20 GMT on Tuesday) in the city of Namyangju, east of Seoul.

The precise cause of the accident is still under investigation.

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