Over 40 fall ill in China after inhaling toxic gas

Last Updated: Thursday, August 15, 2013 - 18:25

Beijing: Over 40 people were taken ill after inhaling toxic chlorine gas in north China`s Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region.
Twenty-six people have been hospitalised after the accident took place last night at a village in the regional capital of Hohhot.

The condition of one of them was stated to be serious, state-run Xinhua news agency reported.

Investigators said the toxic gas, identified as chlorine, came from two containers that were illegally stored by a local resident surnamed Fan, the report said.


First Published: Thursday, August 15, 2013 - 18:25

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