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Plant workers hospitalized after gas leak

Some 23 plant workers at the Songsan Industrial Complex in Dangjin County, South Chungcheong, have been hospitalized after inhaling leaked gas today around 2:50 p.m.

"Some workers showed symptoms of nausea all of a sudden and all of them were taken to a hospital for treatment," said another worker who asked not to be named. "So far there are no workers in severe condition," he added.

Executives at the plant are still figuring out the exact location and the cause of the gas leak.

By Lee Min-yong [smartpower@joongang.co.kr]
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9일 오후 2시 50분께 충남 당진군 송산산업단지 내 한 공장에서 저장시설에 보관돼 있던 가스가 누출돼 가스를 들이마신 직원 등 23명이 병원으로 옮겨져 치료를 받고 있다.

공장 관계자는 "갑자기 일부 직원이 메스꺼움 증세를 호소, 현장에 있던 직원들을 모두 병원으로 후송했다"며 "증세가 심한 직원은 없는 것으로 알고 있다"고 말했다.

공장측은 정확한 가스 누출 지점과 원인 등을 파악중이다.
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