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Prosecution Rejects Arrest Warrant for Sri Lankan over Oil Storage Tank Fire

Write: 2018-10-10 10:43:59Update: 2018-10-10 11:57:53

Prosecution Rejects Arrest Warrant for Sri Lankan over Oil Storage Tank Fire

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Prosecutors have turned down an arrest warrant request for a Sri Lankan national over a massive fire at an oil storage facility in Goyang, Gyeonggi Province on Sunday.

Goyang police said they requested the warrant on Tuesday for the 27-year old man on the charge of accidental fire, but the prosecution rejected it and demanded a supplementary investigation.

A police official said Wednesday the police will seek the warrant again around noon that day. 

The man is accused of accidentally starting the fire at an oil tank by releasing a sky lantern from a nearby construction site about a kilometer from the facility. The police suspect the fire was started when the lantern ignited grass near the tank. 

He reportedly found the lantern which had been flown during a camping event held at an elementary school on Saturday.

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