Three Dead After Explosion At South Korean Naval Base

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Seoul: An accidental explosion at a South Korean naval base on Tuesday left three soldiers dead and another injured, South Korea’s Defence Ministry said.

Military authorities are investigating the blast that occurred during repair work of a submarine at the base in the south-eastern port town of Jinhae, but the possibility of an attack was considered very low.

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The explosion occurred when the soldiers opened the hatch of the docked submarine and was strong enough to blow one of the dead soldiers into the sea, said a ministry official, who didn’t want to be named, citing official rules.

AP

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