26 Feb '11, 5am

Man dies after explosive tied to body explodes

SEOUL - A 26-YEAR-OLD South Korean man died on Thursday when an explosive he had apparently bought on the Internet and tied to his body exploded, police said. The man identified only by his surname, Oh, had complained of his personal woes for four hours at a local police stand earlier in the morning while claiming he was carrying an explosive, according to the police in this eastern port city of Pohang. The police said they could not immediately verify Oh's claim that he had an explosive on his body, and kept others at a distance from him. Oh's parents later appeared and took him home, but in the afternoon he was found dead on a breakwater near his home with the wreckage of an explosive littering the site, the police said. Police said Oh had remained unemployed since the latter half of last year, adding that Oh appeared to have illegally purchased the explosive from an Int...

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