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Blast kills one, injures 13 at South Korea chemical plant

south-korea-flagSEOUL: One worker was killed and 13 injured when an explosion ripped a tank apart at a South Korean chemical plant on Thursday, the company and firefighters said.

A 200-litre (52-gallon) tank containing inflammable material exploded at an LG Chem plant in the central city of Cheongju.

The explosion did not start a fire and property damage was slight, a company spokesman said. An investigation has begun into the cause of the blast.

Copyright AFP (Agence France-Presse), 2012