One killed in China chemical plant gas leak

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Beijing, July 27 (IANS) One person was killed and 31 others were injured after a gas leak in a chemical factory in China’s Xinjiang Uygur region, local authorities said on Thursday.

The high-temperature gas leaked while workers were conducting pipeline maintenance at the Xinjiang Yihua chemical industry company in Changji Hui prefecture at around 7 p.m. on Wednesday, reports Xinhua news agency.

Among the workers hospitalised, 18 were seriously injured, the authorities said.

–IANS

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