• Kyodo


An unmanned work vehicle burned up early Friday at a steel plant of Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corp. in Oita, firefighters and police said.

The vehicle caught fire near a coke oven shortly past 12:30 a.m. and the fire was extinguished at around 1:45 a.m., they said. No damages to the building or injuries were reported in the incident, and an investigation about the cause is in progress.

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