[Newsmaker] 2 killed in fire at waste recycling facility

By Yonhap
  • Published : Sept 19, 2020 - 15:34
  • Updated : Sept 20, 2020 - 11:53

Firefighters put out a fire at a plastic waste recycling company in Pyeongtaek, south of Seoul, on Saturday. Two foreign workers were killed in the blaze. (Yonhap)
Two foreign workers were killed as a fire gutted a waste recycling facility located south of Seoul, authorities said Saturday.

The incident occurred at around 4 a.m. inside a plastic waste recycling plant in Pyeongtaek, Gyeongggi Province. The blaze appears to have been started by the explosion of a transverse kiln, firefighters said.

The fire killed two foreign workers, whose identities were withheld, and burned down two buildings.

About 100 tons of plastic waste were apparently stored in the facility. Authorities are working to find out the exact cause of the accident. (Yonhap)