Chemical leak at Zamboanga ice plant downs 42

Posted at 03/01/12 12:35 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