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Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Maharashtra: Gas leakage at chemical factory, 28 hospitalised

According to civic officials, the incident took place around 11 am, when sulphuric gas leaked from R K Chemical plant in Ambernath west.

By: Express News Service | Mumbai |
Updated: October 12, 2021 10:40:35 pm
Ambernath chemical plant gas leakThe fire brigade and Maharashtra pollution control board officials who rushed to the spot fixed the leakage | Representational image

At least 28 people were hospitalised on Tuesday after a gas leakage was reported from a chemical factory at MIDC area in Ambernath. They all complained of breathing trouble.

According to civic officials, the incident took place around 11 am, when sulphuric gas leaked from R K Chemical plant in Ambernath west. The official said that 34 people, including staffers of the company and people in the surrounding area, were affected and complained of having trouble breathing.

The fire brigade and Maharashtra Pollution Control Board officials rushed to the spot after being informed of the leakage.

Santosh Kadam, chief of Thane’s Regional Disaster Management Cell, said, “The situation was brought under control within an hour of reaching the spot. All the patients are admitted in central hospitals in Ulhas Nagar.”

“While 28 people were admitted in the hospital, the remaining six of 34 were given first aid. All of them are under observation and the condition of 27 patients is stable. One person is in critical condition. He is being given proper treatment,” said a doctor from the hospital.

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