CHINA: Fifteen people are reported to have died and as many as 30 injured in an ammonia leak at a refrigerated warehouse in Shanghai.

The accident is said to have occurred at around 11am local time (4am UK time) at the premises of Shanghai Weng Brand Refrigerated Industrial Co, located at Baoshan Urban Industrial Park to the west of the city.

The cause of the accident is under investigation.

This is the second major ammonia-related accident in China this year. In June, 120 people were killed and 70 injured at a poultry plant in Dehui City following an explosion triggered by an ammonia leak.