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Andhra Pradesh: Two Dead,Four Fall Sick After Gas Leak At Vishakaptnam Pharma Unit
Those who died worked at the Visakhapatnam unit of the firm Sainor Life Sciences
Andhra Pradesh: Two Dead, Four Fall Sick After Gas Leak At Vishakaptnam Pharma Unit
New Delhi: In Andhra Pradesh's Visakhapatnam in the wee hours of Tuesday two workers died and four others were hospitalized following benzimidazole gas leakage from the Sainor Life Sciences pharma company at Jawaharlal Nehru Pharma City in Visakhapatnam.
The incident took place when over 30 people were working in the pharma company. Whereas a total of six workers collapsed after inhaling the gas.
Inspector Uday Kumar of the Parwada Police Station, said that the situation is under control now."Two people dead and four are admitted at hospitals. 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," Uday Kumar was quoted as saying by news agency ANI.
As per the reports, the gas leak was reported around 11:30 pm, following which the pharmaceutical unit was shut down.
Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy has enquired about the accident, reported agencies.
The Chief Minister's Office in a statement said that the accident occurred due to the leakage at 11.30 PM on Monday night. The factory was shut down immediately as a precautionary measure.
"The accident is confined to a department in which there is a reactor. There is no need to panic. The district collector has ordered an inquiry into the matter," read the statement.
Meanwhile, the Chief Minister has ordered to provide the best medical treatment to those in the hospital.
The incident has triggered panic among the workers in the JNPC. As per the official, the benzimidazole gas was not much dangerous than that of the styrene.
Earlier on May 7, styrene gas, which leaked from the gas plant of LG Polymers in RR Venkatapuram village in Visakhapatnam district, had claimed over 10 lives and had left several people ill.
(With Inputs from ANI)