Chemical leak at Zamboanga ice plant downs 42

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Mar 01 2012 12:35 AM | Updated as of Mar 01 2012 08:35 AM

MANILA, Philippines – At least 42 workers and residents in Barangay Ayala, Zamboanga City were affected after an explosion at a fishing company ice plant triggered a chemical leak Wednesday night.

The workers and residents experienced nausea and vomiting due to a huge volume of ammonia that leaked.

The victims were brought to a nearby hospital to receive treatment.

Authorities are still investigating the cause of the explosion. -- Report from RJ Rosalado, ABS-CBN News Zamboanga