Worker hospitalized, residents evacuated after gas leak (update)

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2017/05/28
By: Chiu Chun-chin and S.C. Chang

Taipei, May 28 (CNA) A worker at a chemical plant in Taoyuan City was

Photo courtesy of Taoyuan City fire department

hospitalized and some residents nearby were evacuated Sunday after a leak of nitrous gases developed at the facility, according to firefighters.

Taoyuan City fire department said an ambulance and seven fire trucks were dispatched to the area at 8:30 a.m. in response to reports that a yellow-colored gas was leaking from a factory owned by T.N.C. Industrial Co. in Luzhu District.

A 60-year-old worker at the factory was taken to hospital after he complained of feeling ill, while residents of the surrounding area were evacuated to ensure their safety, firefighters said.    [FULL  STORY]

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