41 hospitalized after chemical plant leak in central China
ZHENGZHOU, — Forty-one people have been hospitalized after a synthetic ammonia leak at a chemical plant in Henan Province, central China, on Friday morning, the Pingdingshan city government said.
At about 6:30 a.m. at Henan Zhonghong Coal Chemical Company, 300 kg of synthesized ammonia leaked from a cracked pipe.
A total of 154 residents that live nearby were sent to hospital. Forty-one remain under observation, including five in serious condition.
The government said ammonia detected in the air near the site is within the national standard.
Plant operations have been suspended.