France cancels football game due to gas leak

Last Updated: Wed, Jan 23, 2013 08:00 hrs

Paris, Jan 23 (IANS) The French Cup match between Rouen and Marseille was cancelled after a gas leak caused a strong odour in the French northwestern region, the French Football Federation (FFF) has announced.

The match Tuesday was postponed to a later date which had not yet been fixed, the FFF said on its official website, reports Xinhua.

"It is an indirect consequence of the incident that occurred Tuesday night at Lubrizol chemical plant located in Rouen," the federation said.

A gas leak was reported at Lubrizol plant which makes industrial lubricants and paint, and the leaked gas was Mercaptan, which officials said did not cause any danger to the public.

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