In South Delhi over 300 students from a Government school were hospitalised after a gas leak from a container nearby was reported in this morning. Nine teachers were also admitted to the hospital, reported news agency ANI.
The incident took place at Rani Jhansi Sarvodaya Kanya Vidyalaya in Tughlakabad area. The school is located in a railway colony.
To one of the Hospitals where the children are admitted, Arvind Kejriwal and Manish Sisodia visited. . "The situation is under control...Doctors have said there is nothing to worry about. I have asked the DM (District Magistrate) to investigate," Mr Kejriwal said. He said a police complaint has been registered."
NDRF or National Disaster Response officials reached the locations as to control the leak. Chloromethyl Pyridine is the gas which was leaker, it is a chemical which is used in manufacturing pesticides and insecticides.
To NDTV School’s principal Manisha Vaish said, "We saw two students who had watery eyes and complained of irritation. After more students complained, we informed authorities and shifted our students to the nearby hospitals."
From the school the students were taken to the hospital after a gas leak was reported in Tughlakabad. To three nearby Hospital the students were taken. Even when the students were released their parents took them back to the hospital out of concern.
Manish Sisodia the Delhi Deputy Chief Minister and Education Minister said that he will visit the hospital where children’s are admitted and he has even spoke to few children over phone. "I have asked the DM (District Magistrate) to investigate...Doctors have also said there is no problem," he said.
When the gas leak took place the classes were going on and the complaint by students was of breathlessness.
About 7:35 the Delhi Fire Services Officials were alerted about the gas leak. Fire department said while the source of the leak is unclear, seven teams were sent to the spot to control the leak.
The District Magistrate BS Jaglan visited the location to take stock of the incident.