Two dead and dozens taken to hospital after ammonia leak from ice plant in the Philippines


Two people were killed and dozens more taken to hospital after an ammonia leak at an ice factory in the Philippines.

Electrician Joselino Nazareno, 54, and ice plant worker Gilbert Tiangco, 44, both died. At least 75 residents living nearby were rushed to hospital as more than 3,000 families were evacuated.

Officials said the toxic leak of poisonous gases was brought under control by 10pm.