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China Gas Well Leak Kills at Least 191

Fumes spewed from a gas well in China’s southwest, killing at least 191 people and forcing the evacuation of people in the area, the official Xinhua News Agency said Thursday. The blowout occurred Tuesday night at a natural gas field in Kaixian County, outside the city of Chongqing. Residents were evacuated from two square miles around the site of the explosion, Xinhua said, without specifying the number of people affected. The state newspaper China Daily reported on its Web site that 200 to 300 people were in a makeshift hospital suffering from gas poisoning or chemical burns. Full Story

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