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South Korean Nuclear Inspector Killed In Iran Car Accident

Source: RFE/RL

A South Korean nuclear inspector working with the International Atomic Energy Organization (IAEA) has reportedly been killed in a car accident in Iran. His colleague, who reports say is from Slovakia was wounded in the accident, which took place near a reactor site in central Iran.

The late South Korean IAEA expert Seo Ok-Seok

Iranian state media identified the fatally injured inspector as Seo Ok-Seok.

A statement by Iran's Atomic Energy Organization (IAEO) said the two IAEA experts were on a mission "in the vicinity of Khandab Complex in the Markazi province when the accident happened."

It said that the car carrying the two "skidded and overturned" on May 7.

The accident is likely to be subject to intense scrutiny.

The IAEA inspectors have been monitoring Iran's nuclear facilities.

Based on reporting by Fars, AP, and IRNA

Copyright (c) 2012 RFE/RL, Inc. Reprinted with the permission of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, 1201 Connecticut Ave., N.W. Washington DC 20036.

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