Toxic gas leak kills 2, sickens 10 in Anhui Province

Two people died and 10 others were sickened due to a toxic gas leak at a pharmaceutical plant in east China’s Anhui Province Wednesday night, local authorities said Thursday.

The accident happened at 7:40 p.m. at Zhongsheng Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd in Dongzhi county, the press office of the county committee of the Communist Party of China said in a statement.

It said the 10 sickened workers remained in hospital.

The county police, environmental protection agency and work safety authority have launched a joint investigation.

Xinhua