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1 killed, 5 injured in Daejeon lab explosion

National 17:55 November 13, 2019

DAEJEON, Nov. 13 (Yonhap) -- 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.

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

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

This image, a screenshot of an image posted on the Agency for Defense Development's web site, shows the institution's building. (PHOTO NOT FOR SALE) (Yonhap)


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