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Hazmat spill near Los Banos leaves on person dead

Authorities: Substance was agriculture-related
Posted at 8:59 AM, Jun 14, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-14 13:52:55-04

MERCED COUNTY, Calif. — One person is dead and several others are being treated after a hazardous material spill in Merced County.

According to Merced County Sheriff Department, nine people were treated for exposure including medical personnel and police. According to local media, the incident happened at around noon on Thursday.

Authorities haven't yet given details about the chemical involved in the spill. However, they have said the substance was agriculture-related.

A resident said the person who died was a farmer who lived in the area, but police haven't confirmed their identity