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Hundreds taken to hospital after chlorine gas leak

Almost 500 people suffered respiratory and other symptoms after a chlorine gas leak in southern Iran.

A report said 475 victims were taken to hospitals in the city of Dezful, some 500 miles south-west of the capital, Tehran.

Forty-five people were kept in hospital and the rest were released.

The gas leaked from reservoirs in an abandoned warehouse belonging to the local water supply company.

Dezful, with a population 250,000, lies in the oil-rich Khuzestan province.

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