Sulphuric acid spill pollutes China river

A tanker truck carrying more than 30 tonnes of sulphuric acid crashed on Tuesday, state media reported, spilling its load and causing "serious pollution" in a southwest China river.

"Some of the sulphuric acid has flown into a roadside river and has caused serious pollution. Many fish were killed," Xinhua said.

The report did not say if the spill had affected any drinking water supplies.

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