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More than 130 in hospital after China chemical plant leak

Jun 28, 2016 - 9:09 PM

It is the latest incident to highlight the lax storage of hazardous chemicals in China often close to people s homes

Chemical fire extinguisher leak kills 8 in Thai bank

Mar 14, 2016 - 5:40 PM

UPDATED Initial autopsy results show the victims suffocated due to lack of oxygen

epa05210463 Thai Bank officials walk past in front of the building the location where fire suppression chemicals were accidentally released at the Siam Commercial Bank (SCB) building in Bangkok, Thailand, 14 March 2016. At least eight people died and seven were hospitalized after fire suppression chemicals were accidentally released at the Siam Commercial Bank (SCB) building. The accident at the SCB Head Office in Bangkok happened when smoke from the basement of the SCB's head office in the capital prompted the fire extinguishing system of the building to release the gas pyrogens, or flame retardant, killing eight people on the spot when the chemicals 'sucked all oxygen from the building,' Thai reports said. EPA/NARONG SANGNAK