Today (3rd) around 9:40 am, an explosive, presumed to be an anti-tank mine, exploded at Yugok Stream in Dochang-ri, Gimhwa-eup, Cheorwon-gun, Gangwon-do.

The accident damaged an excavator and killed one man, believed to be the driver.

According to eyewitnesses, at the site of the accident, a small excavator was working to recover from the flood.

In the aftermath of the explosion, a power outage was also reported in the nearby area.

Police and military authorities are controlling the scene and investigating the casualties and the exact cause of the accident.

A military official said, "There was an unfortunate accident in which one civilian was killed in an explosion of unknown cause in the region north of the Civilian Control Line."

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