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Crash involving US armored vehicle kills four in South Korea

A video grab shows medical staffs in protective suits moving a passenger on a stretcher.

Four people were killed on Sunday, August 30, evening when a SUV collided with an armored US military vehicle in South Korea's Pocheon city.

The incident occurred at around 9:27 p.m. local time (1227 GMT) near the Rodriguez Range, an artillery range north of Seoul, near the North Korean border, Pocheon Fire Station said.

All four people in the SUV, all Korean nationals, died in the crash, while one US soldier who was in the armored vehicle suffered a minor injury and was taken to a hospital, the fire station said in a statement.

Handout footage and photographs provided by Pocheon Fire Station showed a completely crushed car next to the US armored vehicle. Police, US soldiers, and emergency response personnel could be seen gathered at the crash site.

South Korean police said that they have requested an autopsy to investigate the SUV driver's use of alcohol or drugs before the crash. The exact cause of the accident is still under investigation, they added.

(Source: Reuters) 

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