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December 5, 1998 | From Times Wire Reports
An antiaircraft missile was launched accidentally over the western city of Inchon, injuring at least three people on the ground. The missile was destroyed automatically by a built-in safety device seconds after it left the launcher, sending a shower of metal fragments over a residential area, officials in Seoul said. Those injured suffered minor cuts on their heads and hands. The South Korean Defense Ministry blamed the firing on an electronic malfunction during a routine training session.
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December 5, 1998 | From Times Wire Reports
An antiaircraft missile was launched accidentally over the western city of Inchon, injuring at least three people on the ground. The missile was destroyed automatically by a built-in safety device seconds after it left the launcher, sending a shower of metal fragments over a residential area, officials in Seoul said. Those injured suffered minor cuts on their heads and hands. The South Korean Defense Ministry blamed the firing on an electronic malfunction during a routine training session.
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September 18, 1989 | From Reuters
More than 150 people were killed in traffic accidents over South Korea's full-moon festival holiday, police said Sunday.
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March 31, 2010 | By John M. Glionna
Jeong Seung-ki says he knew something was dangerously wrong with the working environment at the Hankook Tire plant here. After a colleague died in an industrial accident in 2004, the 48-year-old product inspector distributed black ribbons in the man's honor. A boss took him aside, he said, demanding an explanation. For Jeong, the message was clear: This was a busy factory floor, not a memorial chapel. "The company culture was really strange," he said. "Something wasn't right."
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