Liquid ammonia leak kills 15 in Shanghai

Updated: 2013-08-31 14:33


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At least 15 people died and 26 others were injured after a liquid ammonia leak at a refrigeration unit in Shanghai on Saturday, local authorities said.

The accident took place at about 11 a.m. at the refrigeration unit in Baoshan District, the municipal government announced in a posting via its official account on Sina Weibo.

Among the injured, six are in critical condition.


Liquid ammonia leak kills 15 in Shanghai

Pictures uploaded to Sina Weibo show emergency response vehicles near the refrigeration unit

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