Ninth death in Hungarian toxic sludge spill

The death toll from a toxic sludge spill in Hungary last week went up to nine after an elderly person died in hospital, disaster relief services said Wednesday.

Last Updated: Oct 13, 2010, 16:33 PM IST

Budapest: The death toll from a toxic sludge spill in Hungary last week went up to nine after an elderly person died in hospital, disaster relief services said Wednesday.
"On Wednesday around 0730GMT, an elderly person from Kolontar died at the hospital in Ajka from injuries sustained during the toxic mud spill," the relief services said in a statement.

The ecological disaster also injured 150. A total of 45 remain in hospital, while one is critical.

PTI