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At Least 11 People Injured In Subway Explosion In South Korea

The blast occurred in the south of Seoul. No deaths have been reported.

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The explosion occurred at a subway station to the south of Seoul on Monday evening.

An explosion at a subway station south of Seoul, South Korea, injured 11 people. https://t.co/mlEtrbc75q

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An explosion at a subway station south of Seoul, South Korea, injured 11 people. https://t.co/mlEtrbc75q

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The YTN TV network originally reported the blast, and an operator of the South Korean train network confirmed there was a problem with the electrical insulation on the train.

Local emergency official Yoo Hyung-gi said the damaged electrical insulation device was what triggered the explosion at a station in Gunpo city. Operations later resumed at the station.

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