34 villagers fell ill due to poisonous gas leak in China

Last Updated: Thursday, August 5, 2010 - 14:09

Beijing: At least 34 villagers fell ill
following a poisonous gas leak from a chemical plant in south
China`s Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region.

Titanium tetrachloride, a gas with pungent odor, leaked
from Guinan Titanium Co Ltd in Daoshui Township of Wuzhou City
on Tuesday, when the workers were cleaning the equipment, a
statement from the city government said.

34 people in the nearby Fuwan Village were rushed to the
town`s hospital after inhaling the gas, Xinhua newsagency
reported.

24 villagers had been discharged from hospital today,
while 10 others had been transferred to the Wuzhou City
Workers` Hospital.

"They were in a stable condition," said Huang Zhihong,
head of the hospital.

PTI



First Published: Thursday, August 5, 2010 - 14:09

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