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    At Least 13 Poisoned in Chlorine Gas Leak at S Korean Chemical Factory - Reports

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    MOSCOW (Sputnik) - A total of 13 people were poisoned in a chlorine gas leak at a factory in the South Korean city of Ulsan on Thursday, local media reported.

    The accident occurred at around 10 a.m. local time (01:00 GMT) at Hanwha chemical factory, affecting six workers at the scene and seven outside the building, the Yonhap news agency reported.

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    The workers reportedly showed several symptoms of intoxication, including breathing difficulties, nausea, runny nose and others.

    ​The police are investigating the causes of the incident but believe that the leak could have happened while chlorine was being transferred from a tanker truck to a storage tank.

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