The Chinese military accidentally tear gassed a town during drills, and the local government was forced to apologize

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The local government in Baishan, Jilin Province was forced to apologize after the Chinese military accidentally tear gassed the town during annual military drills, Chinese media reports.

As the affected city is located near the China-North Korea border, the incident sparked fears and rumors among local residents.

The local government for a Chinese city in the northwestern part of the country was forced to apologize Friday after the military accidentally tear gassed the town, according to Chinese media.

In an apology statement issued online, the government of Baishan, a town in Jilin Province, revealed that a sudden change in the wind during an annual military training exercise resulted in tear gas from the outskirts of the city being blown into the downtown area, according to the Global Times, a state-affiliated media outlet.See the rest of the story at Business InsiderNOW WATCH: INSIDE WEST POINT: What it s really like for new Army cadets on their first daySee Also:China wants satellites to closely watch 'every ship' in the South China SeaThe CIA falsely believed it was 'invincible' in China here's how its spies were reportedly discovered and killed in one of the biggest blows to the agencyThe US sanctioned Chinese and Russian entities for helping North Korea cash in on its billion-dollar smuggling schemes