Update: 20:55 | 31/08/2022
At least 34 people were hospitalized after a gas pipe at a factory of South Korea's electronic component producer Seojin Automotive Co. Ltd in northern Vietnam exploded.
The accident took place on Tuesday morning at the factory in Dai Hong – Hoang Son Industrial Park in Tan Hong District of Tu Son Town, Bac Ninh Province, 30 km from Hanoi.
Glass doors were shattered after a gas pipe explosion at a factory of South Korean Seojin Automotive Co., Ltd in Bac Ninh Province, August 30, 2022.
Witnesses said after a large blast, black smoke started billowing from smashed windows.
Shortly after, many workers rushed out of the factory with burned clothes.
By 11:22 a.m., 34 staff had been taken to a medical center around three km away. Seven suffered severe burns and were transfered to larger hospitals.
Police are looking into the cause of the explosion.
The factory of Seojin Automotive Co., Ltd specializes in producing electronic components for smartphones and computers, as well as electric ovens, and transceivers. It is a supplier of electronics giant Samsung.