Chemical leak sickens 20 people at Malaysia airport facility  

Kuala Lumpur — A chemical leak Thursday at an engineering section of Malaysia’s Kuala Lumpur International Airport sickened at least 20 people, an emergency services official said. 

“A total of six victims received treatment at the air disaster unit, 13 victims were taken to a medical center and one victim was transferred to a public hospital,” local rescue officer Muhammad Nur Khairi Samsumin said in a statement. 

The 20 people, who belonged to three companies working at the facility, suffered dizziness after exposure to the leak, he said. 

The incident did not disrupt air travel at the country’s premier airport. 

Officers from the emergency services and health department were sent to the scene. 

The statement did not say what caused the leak. 


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