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Two workers have been killed in a fire at the Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) shipyard in Ulsan, South Korea, the company reported.

One worker was pronounced dead at the scene, the other succumbed to his injuries after being taken to the hospital.

The first started at one of the docks used to construct liquefied petroleum gas carriers around 4pm local time.

The fire was extinguished an hour and a half later with 18 fire trucks and 60 firefighters on site.

People living in surrounding areas were forced to evacuate.

The cause of the fire has not yet been released.