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Chemical plant leak poisons 20 in central China

(Xinhua)    13:48, September 18, 2015

ZHENGZHOU, Sept. 18 -- A synthetic ammonia leak at a chemical plant in central China's Henan Province poisoned 20 residents in a nearby village on Friday morning, local authorities said.

The government of Pingdingshan said the leak happened at about6:30 a.m. at Henan Zhonghong Coal Chemical Company where 300 kg of synthesized ammonia leaked from a cracked pipe.

The poisoned villagers, including five in serious condition, have been sent to hospitals.

The government said they detected no ammonia when monitoring air quality near the site at 9:20 a.m..

(For the latest China news, Please follow People's Daily on Twitter and Facebook)(Editor:Ma Xiaochun,Bianji)

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