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CANADA: One person has died after an ammonia leak yesterday at an ice-making plant in British Columbia.

The incident at a facility operated by Arctic Glacier in Kamloops, occurred while three contractors were in the building carrying out maintenance work.

Reports suggest a problem with the valve on an ammonia cylinder.

Four people were taken to hospital, one in a critical condition later died. The deceased has not been named but was said to be a man in his 60s.

Arctic Glacier is a leading producer of premium ice products and services with over 100 locations across North America.

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