China News Service, January 20. According to New Zealand's, on the 20th local time, a serious chemical leak occurred in a transportation yard in an industrial zone in Christchurch, New Zealand. Injured by inhaling toxic fumes.

  According to reports, the leak occurred on Baigent Way near Lunns Road, New Zealand's 73rd National Highway.

A container containing nitric acid was punctured by a forklift, causing more than 1,000 liters of chemical to leak.

  At around 12:45 pm on the 20th local time, four staff from the emergency service department and a command team arrived at the scene to deal with the incident.

  A spokesperson for the Fire and Emergency Services Department said that they have sealed off the area and deployed three fire trucks and a command unit on the scene.

The five wounded were treated at the scene.