Four injured in S. Korean chemical-carrying ship explosion

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Four people have been confirmed injured Sunday in a chemical-carrying ship explosion incident in South Korea's southeast coast, Yonhap News Agency reported.

The ship that transports chemicals moored in the country's southeastern port city of Ulsan, and exploded at around 2:39 p.m. local time for unidentified reasons.

The Ulsan firefighting agency was quoted as saying that four have been confirmed wounded without commenting on other details.

The explosion was believed to have happened while various kinds of gas were being loaded into the vessel, but the exact cause is still under investigation.

The maritime accidents management agency dispatched ships and airplanes to the site to help rescue efforts.

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