While cleaning the bleaching pool of a company in Wulin town, Hubei province, a worker fell into a coma and died after being severely poisoned. Five other co-workers also died while attempting to rescue the poisoned worker, according to Sina News.
An investigation group has formed to analyse the substances of the bleaching pool. A boss named Tan Mingqing was also killed in the incident, while the other two bosses have been held by police for further investigation.
Other past instances involving bleach as a tainted substance have emerged as major scandals.
By Lucy Liu
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