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1 killed, 31 injured in chemical plant gas leak in China

Thursday, Jul 27, 2017,15:51 IST By anju A A A

Beijing | At least one person was killed and 31 others were injured after a gas leak in a chemical factory in northwest China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, officials said today.

The high-temperature gas leaked while workers were conducting pipeline maintenance at the Xinjiang Yihua chemical industry company in Changji Hui Autonomous Prefecture yesterday, a statement from the Xinjiang’s regional government was quoted as saying by Xinhua.

Among the workers hospitalised, 18 were seriously injured. The case is under investigation, it said.