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Chemical Gas Leak in India Kills at Least 9, Hundreds Others Hospitalized

HeadlineMay 07, 2020

In India, at least nine people have died, including two children, and hundreds of others are hospitalized, after a gas leak from a chemical factory in the southeastern region of the country. The styrene leak came from a plastic plant owned by South Korea’s LG Corporation and was attributed by Indian police to two massive tanks left unattended since late March amid the coronavirus lockdown. It was the worst mass poisoning in India since 1984, when a gas leak from a pesticide plant in the city of Bhopal killed an estimated 20,000 people.

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