Agence France-PresseJuly 26, 2013 10:34
Three workers were killed and 12 injured Friday when a water tank burst at a Samsung Fine Chemicals plant in South Korea, a report said, citing police.
Yonhap news agency said the 1,300-tonne water tank was being filled to detect any cracks as part of a stress test, but erupted at around the 1,000 tonne mark.
Workers were hit by flying debris and the tank's supporting structures.
Hospital officials warned the death toll could rise as some of the injured were critical, the agency added in its report datelined from the southeastern industrial city of Ulsan.