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    China toxic tap water found in Lanzhou

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    Toxic water with levels of benzene, a cancer-inducing chemical, 20 times the safe level has been recorded in China.

    Residents of Lanzhou rushed to buy bottled water after taps were turned off.

    A leak from the nearby oil company is believed to be behind the contamination, though investigations are ongoing.

    The heavily industrialised region ranks amongst the most polluted in the country.