Source Pravda.Ru

71 victims in a chemical plant accident near Moscow

On Thursday an accident happened at the Azot chemical plant in the town of Novomoskovsk, Tula region (adjacent to Moscow). Ten cubic meters of chlorine have got in to the air; 71 persons have been affected, ten of which hospitalised for "light poisoning by chlorine vapours".

In preliminary information, the accident was caused by stepped-down voltage in the power network owing to repair work at the transformer substation in the plant's premises.