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8 injured in chemical spill in HK

Xinhua | Updated: 2016-12-06 17:08
HONG KONG - Eight people were injured in a chemical spill incident at Tai Po Industrial Estate of China's Hong Kong Special Administrative Region on Tuesday.

The incident took place at around 11:30 a.m., when a lab worker was dealing with chemical material, which was claimed as overdue hydrogen peroxide, a spokesperson for the Hong Kongs the Fire Services Department said, adding that about 120 people were evacuated.

The spokesperson said that among the eight injured people, one man got hurt in the face and one woman felt unwell in her eyes. The two were rushed to the hospitals and in stable conditions, while the rest, who complained of feeling unwell, recovered afterwards.

The cause of the incident is still under investigation.
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