Blast at Lotte Chemical plant in S.Korea injures more than 20 people.


(Reuters) – An explosion occurred on the 4th of March at Lotte Chemical’s plant in the southwestern city of Seosan in South Korea, injuring more than 20 people, South Korea’s Yonhap news agency said on Wednesday. 

The explosion, which began at Lotte Chemical’s naphtha cracker at around 3 a.m. local time (1800 GMT), has been contained and is under control, Yonhap reported, citing fire officials. 

A Lotte Chemical spokesman said the company is looking into the cause of the accident and exact damage but it was not immediately clear whether its operations would be suspended due to the blast. 

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