Eight injured in chemical spill in Hong Kong

| Updated: Dec 06, 2016 22:58 IST

Hong Kong, Dec. 6 (ANI): Eight people were injured on Tuesday in a chemical spill incident at Tai Po Industrial Estate of China's Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. A spokesperson for the Hong Kong Fire Services Department said the incident took place at around 11:30 a.m., when a lab worker was dealing with chemical material, which was claimed as overdue hydrogen peroxide, reports Xinhua. The spokesperson added that about 120 people were evacuated. The spokesperson said that among the eight injured people, one man got hurt in the face and one woman felt unwell in her eyes. The two were rushed to the hospitals and in stable conditions, while the rest, who complained of feeling unwell, recovered afterwards. The cause of the incident is under investigation. (ANI)
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