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Police block access to Mexico hospital where 6 reportedly admitted for radiation exposure

Men stand next to an unidentified vehicle inside a cordoned off area in a field near the village of Hueypoxtla, Mexico, Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013. National nuclear safety officials were engaged Thursday in the delicate task of recovering a stolen shipment of highly radioactive cobalt-60 presumed to be found in this rural field in central Mexico state. The missing shipment of radioactive cobalt-60 was found Wednesday near where the stolen truck transporting the material was abandoned in central Mexico. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)
December 06, 2013 - 11:08 AM

PACHUCA, Mexico - Federal police are blocking access to a central Mexico hospital where six people may have radiation exposure.

An official familiar with the case confirmed Mexican media reports that the six have been admitted to the general hospital in the city of Pachuca and may have been exposed to a stolen source of cobalt-60.

The official, who spoke Friday on condition of anonymity because she was not authorized to speak to the media, said only one person was dizzy and vomiting, which are symptoms of radiation poisoning.

News from © The Associated Press, 2013
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