Sat, July 14, 2012
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Rainstorm triggers chlorine gas leak in Wuhan, casualty unknown

2012-07-14 05:23:43 GMT2012-07-14 13:23:43(Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

Rescuers deal with a chlorine gas leak accident in Wuhan, capital of central China's Hubei Province, July 14, 2012. A chlorine gas leak occurred in the Wuhan Xingwang Bio-Tech Co. Ltd. in Wuhan on Saturday morning. No information on casualties was immediately available. (Xinhua/Xiao Yijiu)

A rescuer deals with a chlorine gas leak accident in Wuhan, capital of central China's Hubei Province, July 14, 2012. A chlorine gas leak occurred in the Wuhan Xingwang Bio-Tech Co. Ltd. in Wuhan on Saturday morning. No information on casualties was immediately available. (Xinhua/Xiao Yijiu)

Rescuers deal with a chlorine gas leak accident in Wuhan, capital of central China's Hubei Province, July 14, 2012. A chlorine gas leak occurred in the Wuhan Xingwang Bio-Tech Co. Ltd. in Wuhan on Saturday morning. No information on casualties was immediately available. (Xinhua/Xiao Yijiu)

A rescuer deals with a chlorine gas leak accident in Wuhan, capital of central China's Hubei Province, July 14, 2012. A chlorine gas leak occurred in the Wuhan Xingwang Bio-Tech Co. Ltd. in Wuhan on Saturday morning. No information on casualties was immediately available. (Xinhua/Xiao Yijiu)

A rescuer deals with a chlorine gas leak accident in Wuhan, capital of central China's Hubei Province, July 14, 2012. A chlorine gas leak occurred in the Wuhan Xingwang Bio-Tech Co. Ltd. in Wuhan on Saturday morning. No information on casualties was immediately available. (Xinhua/Xiao Yijiu)

WUHAN, July 14 (Xinhua) -- A chlorine gas leak occurred in a bio-tech firm in central China's metropolis of Wuhan Saturday morning. No information on casualties are immediately available.

The municipal fire department has dispatched more than 30 firefighters to the Wuhan Xingwang Bio-Tech Co. Ltd.

The department said the leakage might have been triggered after the company's chemical stock was soaked by rainwater after heavy downpour battered the city Friday.

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