Chemical plant leak poisons 20 in central China

Chemical plant leak poisons 20 in central China

11:12 AM, 18th September 2015
Chemical plant leak poisons 20 in central China

ZHENGZHOU, CHINA: A synthetic ammonia leak at a chemical plant in central China's Henan Province poisoned 20 residents in a nearby village on Friday morning, local authorities said.

The government of Pingdingshan said the leak happened at about 6:30 am at Henan Zhonghong Coal Chemical Company where 300 kg of synthesized ammonia leaked from a cracked pipe.

The poisoned villagers, including five in serious condition, have been sent to hospitals. The government said they detected no ammonia when monitoring air quality near the site at 9:20 am.

© Xinhua News

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