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8 die while cleaning sewage in Northeast China

2017-05-19 16:05:00 (Beijing Time)         Chinadaily.com.cn

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DALIAN — Eight villagers died while cleaning a sewage discharge outlet Friday in Dalian, a port city in Northeast China's Liaoning province, local authorities said.

The accident happened at around 8:30 am in Yanchang village of Longtou community in Lushunkou district, the press office of the district's Party committee said in a statement.

It said the cause of the deaths is under investigation.

Exposure to toxic sewer gas such as methane and hydrogen sulfide can be fatal.