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Exploding batteries spark deadly S Korea factory fire


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A massive factory fire that began after several lithium batteries exploded has killed at least 22 people in South Korea.

The blaze broke out on Monday morning at the Aricell plant in Hwaseong city, about 45km (28 miles) south of the capital Seoul.

Local television footage showed large smoke clouds and small explosions going off as firefighters sought to put out the fire. A part of the roof had collapsed.

South Korea is a leading producer of lithium batteries, which are used in many items from electric vehicles to laptops.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/articles/crgggmeyjj7o

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It was very sad. Even most died people were actually Chinese, but they also had family and really struggled to earn money in foreign country.

 "may his soul rest in peace"

 

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It is suspected that the safety laws were violated , probably to keep costs low.

https://www.punjabnewsexpress.com/world/news/three-officials-booked-over-south-koreas-deadly-battery-plant-fire-253974

 
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The three Aricell officials were booked on suspicion of violating the Occupational Safety and Health Act and the Serious Accidents Punishment Act, said Min Gil-soo, head of the ministry team, noting they may face punishment if any violation of the law is confirmed through a prompt and thorough investigation.

The ministry has also asked about 500 battery manufacturing facilities nationwide to conduct emergency safety inspections to prevent similar accidents, Min said.


 

 
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22 minutes ago, Ajay0 said:

It is suspected that the safety laws were violated , probably to keep costs low.

This form of corruption very common here in Korea today, so I think your absolutely correct!:tu:

22 minutes ago, Ajay0 said:

 

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