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* Sri Lankan national arrested in connection with oil storage tank fire in Korea
Mon, Oct 8, 2018, 06:49 pm SL Time, ColomboPage News Desk, Sri Lanka.

Oct 08, Colombo: A Sri Lankan national has been arrested in Korea in connection with a recent explosion at a local oil storage facility near Seoul.

The police have arrested the Sri Lankan national a day after the explosion at the oil storage facility in Goyang, just north of Seoul, Yonhap News Agency reported.

The explosion has consumed a large storage tank with 2.66 million liters of gasoline, enough to fill 250 tank trucks.

The police said the 27-year-old Sri Lankan is believed to have accidentally caused the fire by releasing a sky lantern in the vicinity of the oil storage facility.

The police believe the sky lantern may have started the fire when it fell on the lawn of the oil storage facility, causing flames that later spread into the ventilation system of the oil tank, causing the explosion.

The Sri Lankan national is said to be a construction worker currently working at a site near the facility.

 

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