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Ammonia Leak Kills at Least 7 in East China

11-29 00:00 财经网 财经网

At least seven people were killed Thursday in a liquid ammonia leak at a food processing company in east China's Shandong, the second tragedy in a week in the province. 

The leak struck the Rushan Hehe Food Company based in Rushan, a city in Shandong, also left six others injured, including one critically injured.

Investigations into the cause of the accident are still under way. 

Two gas suppliers of Rushan have launched a full-scale inspection of the city's over-200-mile-long gas pipelines and close examine at more than 70,000 gas users' home following the accident.

An oil pipeline exploded last Friday in Qingdao, also a city in Shandong, claiming 55 people's lives while injuring more than 100, sparking protests among local people against chemical projects near neighborhoods and nationwide worries over industrial production safety. 

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