100 hospitalized as fetilizer warehouse catches fire in Brazil
                     English.news.cn | 2013-09-27 16:01:41 | Editor: Hou Qiang

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Smoke rises after a fire at a fetilizer warehouse in Sao Francisco do Sul, Santa Catarina state, Brazil, on Sept. 26, 2013. More than 100 people have been admitted to hospital after a fertilizer warehouse caught fire in a Brazilian small town, local authorities said Wednesday. The state government first said the smoke was non-toxic, but later admitted the smoke was lightly toxic and moderately dangerous, causing irritation of the skin, eyes, mucous membranes and the throat. (Xinhua/Anderson Gores/AGP/AGENCIA ESTADO)

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Fertilizer warehouse fire sends 100 to hospital in Brazil

RIO DE JANEIRO, Sept. 25 (Xinhua) -- More than 100 people have been admitted to hospital after a fertilizer warehouse caught fire in a Brazilian small town, local authorities said Wednesday.

The fire, emitting a toxic cloud of smoke over some six neighborhoods, started late Tuesday at a warehouse in Sao Francisco do Sul, Santa Catarina state, where as many as 40 tons of fertilizer ammonium nitrate were stored.  Full story

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