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South Korean Nuclear Inspector Killed In Iran Car Accident

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A South Korean nuclear inspector working with the International Atomic Energy Organization (IAEA) has been killed in a car accident in Iran.

The IAEA said in a statement that it was in touch with the inspectors' families and Iranian authorities.

The IAEA did not name the inspector killed in the crash, but Iran's official IRNA news agency identified him as Seo Ok-Seok from South Korea.

His colleague, who reports say is from Slovakia was wounded in the accident, which took place near a reactor site in central Iran.

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

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