Malaysia's Petronas Chemicals says 2 killed from ammonia leak at plant

Reuters, August 16, 2016

Malaysia's Petronas Chemicals Group Bhd said on Tuesday that an ammonia leak at one of its plants in the eastern state of Sabah killed two employees and injured three. The incident happened at Petronas Chemicals Fertilizer Sabah Sdn Bhd at around 1:30 a.m. (GMT) and the leak had been contained, the company said in a statement.

"The incident posed no immediate threat to the surrounding communities or environment. An investigation is being carried out to determine the cause of the leak," it said.

(Reporting by Emily Chow; Editing by Manolo Serapio Jr.)

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