Nine people have died after a gas leak at a construction site in south China’s Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, authorities said.
The leak was discovered when a man, identified by his surnamed Huang, lost consciousness around 9 a.m. Monday while working in reservoir pit at his home in Tangna Village, Pingguo County.
Eight villagers who attempted to rescue him also fell unconscious.
The nine were rushed to hospital, where they later died despite medical attention.
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