Hundreds suffer symptoms in Iran chlorine leak
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Hundreds suffer symptoms in Iran chlorine leak

300 hospitalized for respiratory problems after gas leaks from water company's abandoned reservoirs

Illustrative: workers take part in a training exercise cleaning up after a chlorine gas leak in southern Britain in 2012. (screen capture: YouTube)
Illustrative: workers take part in a training exercise cleaning up after a chlorine gas leak in southern Britain in 2012. (screen capture: YouTube)

TEHRAN, Iran — Iranian state TV is reporting that more than 300 people suffered respiratory and other problems after a chlorine gas leakage in the country’s south.

The Sunday report says the victims have been taken to local hospitals in the city of Dezful, some 500 miles (805 kilometers) southwest of the capital Tehran. Thirty people were hospitalized and the rest were released.

The report said the gas leaked from reservoirs in an abandoned warehouse of the local water supply company.

Dezful, population 250,000, is located in oil-rich Khuzestan province.

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