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Chemical leak that sickened 52 in China nearly cleaned up

AP  |  Beijing 

Authorities say a chemical that sickened 52 people this week has nearly been cleaned up at a wharf in eastern

Investigators said around 7 tons of the common additive C9 leaked while workers were loading barrels onto a ship Sunday in province.

The province's said the victims displayed symptoms including dizziness, nausea, vomiting and throat discomfort. Ten people remained in the hospital under observation.

The statement said water clean-up operations had largely concluded by Thursday afternoon, but cited residents as saying that a foul and pungent odor remained in the air near the wharf causing sore throats and dizzy spells.

Industrial accidents occur frequently in China, where industry and are key drivers of the economy.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Fri, November 09 2018. 12:40 IST