Nitrogen leak at LG Display factory north of Seoul kills 2 people, sickens 4 others

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LG Display says two people were killed and four others sickened by a nitrogen leak at its factory north of Seoul.

LG Display Co. said in a statement Monday that the victims, employed by a LG contractor, were carrying out a regular repair and maintenance work when the nitrogen leak occurred not long after midday at the factory in Paju city.

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It said one of the four people sickened was seriously ill but not in a life-threatening condition.

The company expressed regret over the deaths. I

It said it will cooperate with authorities to find out the cause of the leak.