South Korea: Explosions ROCK U.S. Military Base

Dozens of gas explosions at a U.S. military base in South Korea sent debris flying into the air and set off a fire at a nearby greenhouse and thrift store.

As Written By Elizabeth Shim,

SEOUL: The incident occurred at Camp Carroll, less than 200 miles from Seoul in North Gyeongsang Province, when oxygen tanks exploded in a chain reaction, the Korea Herald reported Thursday.

The explosions began at exactly 2:28 p.m., according to local news agency Yonhap.

The oxygen tanks, which each weighed about 110 pounds and were used for welding and air injection, exploded for three minutes.

As the oxygen tanks exploded, adjacent containers of nitrogen collected pressure and burst.


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