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1 dead, 20 injured from plumbing accident

All News 23:25 December 04, 2018

SEOUL, Dec. 4 (Yonhap) -- A local hot water pipe burst late Tuesday evening in Goyang, north of Seoul, claiming one life, firefighters said.

According to the firefighters, one person died apparently from the accident in which a hot water pipe blew open and emitted hot water.

Investigators found one body inside a vehicle at the scene of the accident.

Around 20 pedestrians nearby were also carried to hospitals after getting burned by the accident. Two of them are in severe condition, they added.

The cause of the accident has not been identified.

Steam covers a street in Goyang, north of Seoul, on Dec. 4, 2018, after a hot water pipe burst. (Yonhap)


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