XI'AN, Aug. 19(Xinhuanet)-- A gas leakage early on Friday in a sludge processing plant in the city of Hancheng, northwest China's Shaanxi Province, has left three dead and five others injured.
Wang Jiayuan, an official with the city government, said the tragedy took place at 6:40 a.m. when the explosion-proof membrane of the plant's gas pipe ruptured.
The leaking gas fatally poisoned a 42-year-old couple and their 20-year-old daughter living in the vicinity.
As of Friday afternoon, all the injured people are in safe condition and an investigation into the cause of the accident is underway, the official said. Enditem