At Least 15 Dead in Ammonia Leak at Shanghai Factory

Refrigeration unit


Fifteen people were confirmed dead and 25 others injured, five critically, after a liquid ammonia leak at a refrigeration unit in Shanghai on Saturday, local authorities said.

The accident took place at around 10:50 a.m. in a factory at Shanghai Weng's Cold Storage Industrial Co., Ltd. in Baoshan District, the municipal government said in an official statement.