Chlorine spill in China's Jiangsu province kills 28, injures hundreds
Thursday, March 31, 2005
A tanker truck filled with 35 tons of liquid chlorine collided with another truck and crashed in China's Jiangsu province on Wednesday, leaking its load, killing at least 28 and injuring hundreds. 10,000 villagers have been evacuated from the surrounding area along the Beijing-Shanghai expressway.
Vice mayor Lu Changsu told China's Xinhua that the death toll may increase because three patients are still in critical condition. Lu said that 350 people remain hospitalized.
A cleanup crew is treating the accident site with a caustic soda. Area farmers are concerned that local farmland will be rendered infertile by the spill.
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