China: Chemical Leak in Guizhou Province, 8 Dead, 3 Injured
Guizhou, June 12: As many as eight people died and three others got injured in a chemical leak in China’s Guizhou province, local authorities informed on Saturday.
The incident took place in the capital of southwest province at 12:12 am on Saturday, Xinhua news agency reported.
Police in capital Guiyang received a report that some people had passed out near a chemical company.
According to the Chinese news portal, a preliminary probe has revealed that a leak of methyl formate happened while workers of the company were unloading the chemical from a vehicle.
So far, the local officials have been confirmed the death of eight people. A total of three injured are currently receiving treatment at the hospital.
Further probe of the accident is underway and more information is awaited in this matter.
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