Reports of a chemical leak in Leshan sparked a mass exodus from the southwest China city. Photo: Weibo Reports of a chemical leak in Leshan sparked a mass exodus from the southwest China city. Photo: Weibo
Reports of a chemical leak in Leshan sparked a mass exodus from the southwest China city. Photo: Weibo

Chemical leak causes panic in Chinese city, but government says there’s nothing to worry about

  • Residents of Leshan, Sichuan province flee their homes as ‘thick white fog’ is seen billowing from polysilicon plant
  • But authorities say ‘only a small amount of hydrogen chloride gas’ leaked and there is no risk to people’s health

Topic |   China Society
Reports of a chemical leak in Leshan sparked a mass exodus from the southwest China city. Photo: Weibo Reports of a chemical leak in Leshan sparked a mass exodus from the southwest China city. Photo: Weibo
Reports of a chemical leak in Leshan sparked a mass exodus from the southwest China city. Photo: Weibo
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