Defense chief confirms explosive chemical found in sunken ship

Defense chief confirms explosive chemical found in sunken ship
# 11 May 2010 02:34 (UTC +04:00)
Baku – APA. Defense Minister Kim Tae-young confirmed Monday that South Korea has found traces of a powerful bomb ingredient used in making torpedoes in the wreckage of a naval ship that sank near the border with North Korea, APA reports quoting “Yonhap” news agency.

The detection of the explosive substance, known as RDX, has put the "possibility of a torpedo" above others as to what sank the 1,200-ton patrol ship Cheonan on March 26, though no conclusion has been made, Kim told reporters.

Kim also said that South Korea collected some aluminum fragments from the scene of the sinking, which were different from what the ill-fated vessel was made of, Kim said.
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