At least 6 dead after chemical leak in US

At least 6 dead after chemical leak in US
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  • calendar-gray 29 January 2021

At least six people died from a liquid nitrogen gas leak at a food processing plant, officials in the US state of Georgia said Thursday, APA reports citing Anadolu Agency.

Five deaths occurred at Prime Pak Foods, while one was killed while receiving treatment at a nearby hospital.

In all, 130 people have been transferred to a nearby church for medical evaluation while 10 others were sent to a hospital due to the severity of their symptoms, Hall County Fire Department official Zach Brackett said during a news conference.

He refuted earlier reports that an explosion occurred at the site.

Officials are expected to provide further details during an afternoon news conference.

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