One person dies after chemical leak in Děčín plant

One person died following a leak of phenol from a tanker in Děčín in north Bohemia on Thursday morning, which occurred at a local chemical plant producing detergents and various raw materials.

Altogether 16 people required medical treatment, after inhaling the fumes or suffering chemical burns. An investigation has been launched into the release of the dangerous chemical substance.

Author: Ruth Fraňková