Toxic leak stirs evacuation panic at space station

A LEAK of a toxic substance on Wednesday forced astronauts to evacuate the American section of the International Space Station, Russia’s space agency said.

The “toxic substance was emitted from a cooling system into the station’s atmosphere” in the US segment of the station, the agency said in a statement. The crew was evacuated from the American sector and is now “safely located in the Russian segment,” it added.

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