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Truck Spills Tons of Cyanide Into River

November 06, 2001|From Times Wire Reports

Tons of deadly cyanide leaked into a river in central China after a truck overturned, state media and local officials said. Animals were poisoned and at least one person was sickened.

The truck, carrying 11 tons of liquid sodium cyanide, overturned Thursday on a rutted road along a tributary of the Luo River, said a county government official in Luoning, Henan province, about 500 miles southwest of Beijing.

Henan authorities erected a pair of dams to contain the spill, said the official, who gave only his surname, Yang. One man fell ill after he ate sweet potatoes washed in contaminated water. Yang said the man had recovered.

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