China: Rescuers clean up hazardous chemicals after deadly tornado

The chemicals, including ammonium gas and silane, were stored at a solar panel factory in China's Jiangsu province, which was destroyed in June 23 storm.

By: Reuters | Beijing | Published: June 26, 2016 1:35 pm
China storm, china tornado, china news, china tornado rescue work, china tornado chemicals, hazardous chemicals china storm, world news A rescue worker works on a damaged high-voltage tower after a tornado hit Funing on Thursday, in Yancheng, Jiangsu province, June 25, 2016. (Source: Reuters)

Rescue workers have been trying to safely dispose of hazardous chemicals after a deadly tornado hit eastern China on June 23, killing at least 98 people and injuring more than 800 others, Chinese state media reported late on Saturday.

The chemicals, including ammonium gas and silane, were stored at a solar panel factory in China’s Jiangsu province, which was destroyed in June 23 storm, said the official Xinhua news agency. However, the amount of hazardous chemicals is not a large and the clean-up operation was expected to be completed on Saturday, Xinhua said, quoting a rescue work official.

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