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Dozens of accidents in South Korea's highway tunnel Fire filled with toxic gas

2020-02-17T11:42:05.698Z

An accident involving dozens of cars in a tunnel in Southwest South Korea has burned a tank truck and killed two people so far. This tankro ...



Dozens of accidents in a highway tunnel in Korea

An accident involving dozens of cars in a tunnel in Southwest South Korea has burned a tank truck and killed two people so far. This tank lorry carried toxic substances, and the tunnel was filled with toxic gas, making rescue and fire fighting difficult.

According to South Korea's fire authorities, just after noon on Thursday, about 30 vehicles were involved, including a tank lorry that carried toxic nitric acid in a highway tunnel that passes through Namwon (Namwon), a southwestern part of Jeollabuk-do (Jeollabuk-do). An accident occurred.

Two people died in this accident and more than 30 people were injured.

According to the Japanese embassy in Seoul, there were no Japanese casualties.

In this accident, the tank truck carrying nitric acid burned and the tunnel was filled with toxic gas, making rescue and fire fighting difficult.

The footage shot at the scene shows the flames and smoke rising vigorously in the tunnel and the vehicle scorching black.

The Korean media has pointed out that the slip was the cause of the accident due to heavy snowfall near the site, and authorities are examining the situation and damage in detail.

Source: nhk

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