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Chlorine gas leak strikes Iraq's Sadr City

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Chlorine gas leak strikes Iraq's Sadr City

Chlorine gas leak strikes Iraq's Sadr City
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Hundreds of Iraqis living in Sadr City near Baghdad were taken to hospital when poisonous chlorine gas escaped from a water-treatment plant.

Officials said a gas bottle exploded when a tanker next to the chlorine was being filled.

A cloud of gas floated over Sadr City sparking respiratory problems and stinging eyes.