Ammonia leak at Shanghai refrigeration plant kills 15, injures 26

A liquid ammonia leak from a refrigeration unit at a cold storage facility in Shanghai on Saturday has killed 15 people and injured 26 others, local authorities said, Reuters reports.

The leak occurred at 10:50 am local time at Shanghai Weng’s Cold Storage Industrial Co. Ltd., located in the Baoshan district of eastern Shanghai, the Shanghai municipal government said on its official Sina Weibo account.

Six of those injured were in a critical condition, the government said.

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