CNG * South Korea - Bus explosion unnerves citizens
The compressed natural gas-powered vehicle exploded at northeastern Seoul
Seoul, S. Korea -The Korea Times, by Bae Ji-sook -10 Aug 2010: -- Investigators examine the exploded parts of a bus Tuesday, a day after the compressed natural gas-powered vehicle exploded at a crossroad of Haengdang-dong subway station, northeastern Seoul... The explosion of the compressed natural gas (CNG)-powered public transit bus on a street in Seoul, Monday, is seeing mounting anxiety among commuters as they express concerns over safety... The city government vowed to conduct safety checkups on all 7,234 CNG buses in operation by the end of the month and the Ministry of Knowledge Economy advised CNG bus drivers to lower the gas pressure by 10 percent when recharging... Police said Monday’s explosion, which injured 17 passengers including one female who had her feet severed, may have been caused by a problem with the gas tank. They are still looking into the case to determine the exact cause of the incident...
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