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S. Korea, U.S. probe stray shell near Rodriguez range

All Headlines 11:22 December 03, 2017

SEOUL, Dec. 3 (Yonhap) -- South Korea and the United States are looking jointly into an unidentified shell that dropped on a civilian house close to the Rodriguez Live Fire Range in Pocheon, north of Seoul, the defense ministry said Sunday.

The two sides are trying to determine the cause of the incident and make arrangements for compensation for damages incurred, it added.

A local resident reported the incident to police last weekend, saying the projectile fell on the boiler room of the house, destroying the room's ceiling.

Hours later, officials of the U.S. Eighth Army and the ministry converged on the scene.

The ministry said the discovered shell is being scrutinized at its scientific investigation center.

There will be a briefing for residents on the ongoing probe into the case Monday, it added.

There have been a number of incidents involving stray rounds from the main firing range of the U.S. troops in Korea.

lcd@yna.co.kr
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