3 Dead in NE China Acid Leak
   2013-03-02 15:28:24    Xinhua      Web Editor: Mao Yaqing

Three people have died after 2,000 cubic meters of sulphuric acid leaked from a storehouse in a village in northeast China's Liaoning Province, local authorities said on Saturday.

The exact number of casualties is still being verified after the accident happened at about 3 p.m. in Fangshen Village near Chaoyang City, said an official from the city's publicity bureau.

The official said the acid leaked from a family-run storehouse and has contaminated nearby areas, making it hard for rescuers to approach. Two villagers were found dead at the site and another perished in hospital.

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