Gas Leak at Pharma Unit in Visakhapatnam: 2 Dead, 4 Hospitalised

“The situation is under control now... Gas has not spread anywhere else,” a police inspector said.

Updated30 Jun 2020, 07:04 AM IST
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At least two people died and four others were hospitalised after a gas leak incident at a pharmaceutical unit in Andhra Pradesh's Visakhapatnam.

The incident is reported to have taken place around 11:30 pm on Monday, 29 June, at Sainor Life Sciences at Jawaharlal Nehru Pharma City.

"The situation is under control now. The two persons who died were workers and were present at the leakage site. Gas has not spread anywhere else," Parwada police station inspector Uday Kumar was quoted by ANI as saying regarding the incident.

Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy also enquired about the incident, his office said, adding that the factory was shut down immediately as a precautionary measure.

Reports further said that around 30 people were working in the company when the leakage occurred. The exact cause for the incident is not known yet.

District Collector V Vinay Chand, City Police Commissioner RK Meena and other officials also visited the spot to assess the situation, reported The News Minute.

The incident comes weeks after a styrene gas leak from the LG Polymers Private Limited in Vizag claimed 11 lives and caused hundreds of others to be hospitalised.

(With inputs from ANI.)

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Published: 30 Jun 2020, 02:57 AM IST

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