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Chemical accident injures 39 people in Germany

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posted on Jan, 17 2012 @ 11:10 AM
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Chemical accident injures 39 people in Germany


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Berlin (CNN) -- A chemical accident involving chlorine gas injured nearly 40 people Tuesday at a plant for security technology in Bruhl.

Of the 39 victims, seven were seriously injured, according to Markus Brachschoss, a spokesman for the local fire department. Around 300 people were inside the plant at the time of the accident.

The incident occurred when two chemicals -- sodium hypochlorite and hydrochloric acid -- came into contact, emitting chlorine gas.
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posted on Jan, 17 2012 @ 11:10 AM
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I just saw received this breaking news notification and thought I would post it here.

Here are a couple of facts the article states:

Bruhl is located about 10 miles south of Cologne.

The fire department determined no threat was posed to the surrounding community.

39 People were injured and of those 7 people are seriously injured.

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posted on Jan, 17 2012 @ 02:22 PM
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What were they doing when the accident happened?



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