Missile part explodes, hurts scrap worker

Dec 15, 2004 | 11:25 AM | Michael Marley

A shipment of junked military ordnance from the Middle East exploded Tuesday at a scrapyard outside Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, injuring one worker.

According to an Associated Press report, the explosion was traced to a missile component that was part of a junk ordnance consignment from Iran. A 36-year-old scrapyard worker was in a crane with a magnet, trying to separate various metal pieces, when the explosion occurred, apparently from remnants of rocket propellant.....

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