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LMP to file police report over accident at battery plant

The opposition LMP-Greens is filing a report with the police over an accident at a battery manufacturing plant in Komarom, in northern Hungary.

Several workers were taken to the hospital on Sunday after hydrogen cyanide had been released into the air at the plant of SK Batteries, LMP said in a statement, citing local news reports.

The disaster management authority’s mobile lab has not shown harmful amounts of dangerous substances in the air, the statement said.

Noting previous incidents, LMP slammed the government aim to establish further plants working with dangerous materials in Hungary, insisting that accidents in battery manufacturing and dismantling plants were becoming more frequent.

The party will ask questions of the government in parliament and file a police report against perpetrators unknown, in an effort to uncover those responsible, the statement added.

It will also re-submit proposals to parliament to obligate battery plants to make their monitoring data public, “which [ruling] Fidesz has swept from the table so far”, the statement said.

LMP wished a speedy recovery to those wounded on Sunday.

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