Car accident in Iran kills one IAEA inspector and injures another

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Two experts of IAEA were involved in a car accident while they were on a mission near Khondab heavy water production facilities in a central province of Iran, reported Xinhua, citing the semi-official Mehr news agency.

Ok-Seok Seo was traveling with another expert from Slovakia, who also works for the International Atomic Energy Agency, near the Khandab nuclear complex in central Markazi province when their vehicle went off the track and overturned, state news agencies said, citing Iran’s Atomic Energy Organization.

The statement said “the car carrying the two skidded and overturned at around 12p.m. (0730GMT) Tuesday”.

Iran’s Atomic Energy Organization has expressed its condolences to the bereaved family of the deceased man and his colleagues at the IAEA.

The traffic accident took place near Khandab heavy water processing complex. Iran is building a heavy water research reactor on the outskirts of the village of Khondab.

The IAEA has not commented on the report.

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