Astral Foods says 15 people have been hospitalised following an ammonia leak at the refrigeration plant of its Festive abattoir in Olifantsfontein, Gauteng, on Friday morning.

“Our primary concern is for the well-being of our staff and their families,” the poultry producer said in a statement. “Of the people who were involved in the incident, 15 were hospitalised; no fatalities have been reported.”

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