Dozens poisoned by chemical leak in central China


At least 41 people were poisoned by an ammonia leak at a chemical plant in central China, authorities said.

The accident occurred at the Henan Zhonghong Coal Chemical Company, where 300 kilograms of synthetic ammonia leaked from a cracked pipe, the official Xinhua news agency said, citing local officials.

A total of 154 residents that live nearby were sent to hospitals in the area.

Forty-one remain under observation, including five in serious condition.