After Deadly China Tornado, Rescuers Clean Up Hazardous Chemicals

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Reuters
Rescue workers have been trying to safely dispose of hazardous chemicals after a deadly tornado hit eastern China on Thursday.

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killing at least 98 people and injuring more than 800 others, Chinese state media reported late on Saturday.

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The chemicals, including ammonium gas and silane, were stored at a solar panel factory in China's Jiangsu province, which was destroyed in Thursday's storm, said the official Xinhua news agency.

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However, the amount of hazardous chemicals is not a large and the clean-up operation was expected to be completed on Saturday, Xinhua said, quoting a rescue work official. 

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