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Chemical leak in northern China kills 8, injures 2

May 16, 2015

BEIJING (AP) — Authorities say a chemical leak in northern China has killed eight people and injured two others.

A statement from Yangcheng County in Shanxi province said the carbon disulfide leak occurred Saturday morning at a plant belonging to the Ruixing chemical company.

It says three rescue workers are also under health observation. The cause of the leak is still under investigation.

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