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Chemical leak disrupts traffic

A CHEMICAL leak on the East Sixth Ring Road in Beijing last night has caused massive traffic congestion in the area, China National Radio reported today.

A truck transporting chlorosulfonic acid from Baoding City, Hebei Province, was found leaking on the road at 11:45pm and 80 firefighters in 13 fire engines rushed to the site to deal with it.

Chlorosulfonic is a strong acid which can cause damage to the skin and respiratory system. Some firefighters were slightly affected during the clean-up.

Traffic along the road from north to south has been stopped and is expected to return to normal this afternoon, according to the report.


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