June 26, 2016 / 2:37 AM / in a year

After deadly China tornado, rescuers clean up hazardous chemicals

BEIJING (Reuters) - Rescue workers have been trying to safely dispose of hazardous chemicals after a deadly tornado hit eastern China on Thursday, killing at least 98 people and injuring more than 800 others, Chinese state media reported late on Saturday.

A rescue worker disinfects a damaged house after a tornado hit Funing on Thursday, in Yancheng, Jiangsu province, June 25, 2016. REUTERS/Aly Song

The chemicals, including ammonium gas and silane, were stored at a solar panel factory in China’s Jiangsu province, which was destroyed in Thursday’s storm, said the official Xinhua news agency.

However, the amount of hazardous chemicals is not a large and the clean-up operation was expected to be completed on Saturday, Xinhua said, quoting a rescue work official.

Reporting by Paul Carsten; Editing by Sam Holmes

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