21:41 GMT18 May 2021
Listen Live
    Middle East
    Get short URL

    DUBAI (Sputnik) - One worker died and dozens more were hospitalized in the United Arab Emirates as a result of a chlorine leak, local media reported on Sunday.

    According to the Khaleej Times media outlet, the leak occurred at a small scrap recycling plant in the emirate of Sharjah.

    The incident resulted in evacuation of more than 90 people from the site.

    Most victims are migrants from one of the Asian states. The majority of hospitalized people were soon released from hospitals, while several people remain in critical condition.

    READ MORE: Grand Imam Urges Muslims to 'Embrace' Christians Amid Pope Francis' UAE Visit

    It is not the first accident in the UAE for the last few months. In December, a rescue helicopter crashed while on duty, killing all four crew members on board.


    Duration of UAE Astronaut's Mission on Board ISS Reduced to 8 Days - Source
    US Program Trained UAE Pilots for Airstrikes Targeting Yemen
    Airlines of UAE, Oman, Bahrain Preparing to Resume Flights to Damascus
    UAE Studying Possibility of Resuming Flights to Syria - Aviation Authority
    migrants, chlorine, plant, injured toll, dead, helicopter, UAE
    Community standardsDiscussion