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Thousands mourn death of coal worker


Walking for change: Coal workers and people marching to honour Kim in Seoul. — AFP

Walking for change: Coal workers and people marching to honour Kim in Seoul. — AFP

SEOUL: Some 2,500 South Koreans marched through Seoul to honour a worker who was crushed to death at a coal plant fuelling an outcry which led to a landmark amendment of the nation’s industrial safety laws.

Kim Yong-kyun, 24, died last month after being sucked into a coal conveyor belt. He was working as a contractor at a power plant 110km south of Seoul.

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