• Short Summary

    AN EXPLOSION IN A BOMB DISPOSAL FACTORY IN THE VILLAGE OF AN YANG, SOME 20 MILES SOUTH OF SEOUL, KILLED AT LEAST THREE PEOPLE AND INJURED MORE THAN 100.

  • Description

    AN EXPLOSION IN A BOMB DISPOSAL FACTORY IN THE VILLAGE OF AN YANG, SOME 20 MILES SOUTH OF SEOUL, KILLED AT LEAST THREE PEOPLE AND INJURED MORE THAN 100.

    THE EXPLOSION OCCURRED ON THURSDAY DURING WORKING HOURS. IT APPEARS THAT SOME ACID INT EH FACTORY ACCIDENTALLY IGNITED, SETTING OFF EXPLOSIVES IN A PILE OF OLD SHELLS AND BOMBS. THE MUNITIONS, RELICS OF THE KOREAN CONFLICT, WERE DISSEMBLED BY THE FACTORY WHICH SPECIALISES IN REMOVING THE EXPLOSIVE CHARGE AND SELLING THE SHELL AND BOMB CASINGS FOR SCRAP.

    THE THREE DEAD WERE ALL EMPLOYEES OF THE COMPANY. MANY OTHER FACTORY WORKERS WERE INJURED BUT MORE THAN 50 OF THE INJURED TOLL WERE INMATES OF THE AN YANG PRISON, SOME 750 YARDS FROM THE FACTORY. A CEILING, DISLODGED BY THE BLAST, FELL ON THEM.

    RESCUE OPERATIONS WERE HAMPERED BY THE RISK OF FURTHER EXPLOSIONS. THE WHOLE AREA CONTINUED TO SMOKE FOR MANY HOURS AFTER THE BLAST.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA6S96VRUW6U3I38QZON08ZD4XT
    Media URN:
    VLVA6S96VRUW6U3I38QZON08ZD4XT
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    09/03/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:08:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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