Dozens poisoned by chemical leak in central China

2015-09-19 09:19
File: AFP

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Beijing (dpa) - At least 41 people were poisoned by an ammonia leak at a chemical plant in central China, authorities said.

The accident occurred at the Henan Zhonghong Coal Chemical Company, where 300kg of synthetic ammonia leaked from a cracked pipe, the official Xinhua news agency said, citing local officials.

A total of 154 residents that live nearby were sent to hospitals in the area.

Forty-one remain under observation, including five in serious condition.

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