07:01 GMT09 May 2021
Listen Live
    Asia & Pacific
    Get short URL
    0 07

    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.

    READ MORE: At Least One Killed Following Explosion at Fireworks Market in Mexico (VIDEO)

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


    Explosion ROCKS Israeli Military Base in Tel Aviv (VIDEO)
    Explosion Targets Tourist Bus Near Giza Pyramids in Egypt (VIDEO, PHOTO)
    At Least One Killed Following Explosion at Fireworks Market in Mexico (VIDEO)
    blast, Explosion, Gangneung, South Korea
    Community standardsDiscussion