2 Killed in Explosion at Thermal Power Plant2 Killed in Explosion at Thermal Power Plant
The explosion occurred in a boiler pipe.
October 23, 2023
According to Yonhap News Agency, a fodder plant located in the southwestern city of Suncheon, South Korea, exploded Sunday, killing two workers, authorities said.
The explosion occurred at 3:19 p.m. local time, killing two workers performing welding jobs.
One of the victims is a 50-year-old Thai national.
Following the accident, eight rescue and emergency vehicles were dispatched to the scene, while the National Institute of Forensic Science is now conducting an on-site investigation.
Police and fire authorities opened an investigation to determine the exact cause of the explosion.
Just one month ago, another explosion occurred at a thermal power plant. It is not clear if the two incidents happened at the same plant.
One worker was killed and three others injured on Sept. 11, 2023, as a boiler pipe exploded during a check of the boiler valves.
The pipe exploded in the boiler room on the fifth floor of the plant’s main building in Seocheon county, about 170 km south of the capital Seoul, at 10.54 am local time (0154 GMT), Xinhua reported quoting Yonhap news agency.
High-pressure steam leakage left a 50-year-old worker in cardiac arrest and three others injured with burns. The 50-year-old was sent to a nearby hospital but was confirmed dead later, while the others were being treated.
The explosion did not lead to a fire in this case.
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