The catastrophic failure resulted in 17 injuries to riders and pedestrians, one of which was serious and resulted in a 28-year-old woman requiring immediate surgery to both ankles. Seoul's bus fleet is comprises of approximately 95% CNG buses and as a result the government's launched an immediate investigation into the safety of the fuel tanks.


If the failure mode is determined to be a defect in the tank, all buses manufactured in the same year will be recalled and possibly others if their tanks are considered suspect. One thing's for sure though, we're betting Seoul's bus ridership drops just a little bit until they get things figured out. (Thanks for the tip duurtlang!)

[Korean Herald]