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Chemical plant gas leak kills 1, injures 31 in Xinjiang

Xinhua | Updated: 2017-07-27 13:00

URUMQI - One person was killed and another 31 were injured after a gas leak in a chemical factory in Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur autonomous region, local authorities said Thursday.

The high-temperature gas leaked while workers were conducting pipeline maintenance at the Xinjiang Yihua chemical industry company in Changji Hui Autonomous Prefecture at around 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, said a statement from the Xinjiang's regional government.

Among the workers hospitalized, 18 were seriously injured, it said.

The case is under further investigation.

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