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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Chemical Accident

MOSCOW -- Two workers were killed and seven were injured or poisoned by ammonia when a pipe at a chemical factory exploded in the southern city of Volgograd, emergency officials said Sunday.

A special commission is investigating the cause of the accident, a spokesman for the emergencies and civil defense department of the Volgograd region said.

He said the vapor that escaped from the pipe had evaporated, and the plant was safe for workers to return.