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    Hydrogen Tank Blast Leaves 2 Dead, 4 Injured in South Korea - Reports

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    MOSCOW (Sputnik) - At least two people were killed and four others were seriously injured on Thursday as a result of a hydrogen tank explosion in the eastern South Korean city of Gangneung, Yonhap reported citing firefighting authorities.

    According to the Yonhap News Agency, firefighters have started a rescue operation in an attempt to find people who could have been trapped under the debris.

    A spokeswoman at Gangwon Fire Headquarters has told the media outlet that the storage tank was used by a venture firm at the Gangwon Technopark in Gangneung, about 220 kilometres (135 miles) east of Seoul.

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    At the moment, there is no official information about the possible causes behind the deadly explosion.

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