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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Gas Poisons 900

LAHORE, Pakistan () -- A leakage of poisonous gas from a tanker truck killed 26 people and sickened more than 900 in the Pakistani city of Lahore, hospital doctors said Thursday.

More than 900 people were taken to various hospitals after the gas, which doctors said was ammonia, leaked from cylinders being carried on a truck through Lahore's populous Mughalpura district Wednesday night.

Most of the victims were given first aid and allowed to go home, but more than 150 were still hospitalized, some in critical condition, the doctors said.