Vizag gas leak: Two workers dead, four fall sick after inhaling benzimidazole vapours at pharma plant in Parawada
The two killed were senior employees of the pharma company in Vizag. The injured persons have been admitted to a hospital in Gajuwaka, with one of them being put on ventilator support, the sources added.
Visakhapatnam: Two people were killed and four others were taken ill after benzene gas leaked at a pharmaceutical company at Parawada near Andhra Pradesh’s Visakhapatnam city early on Tuesday morning, official sources said.
#UPDATE - 2 people dead & 4 admitted at hospitals. Situation under control now. The 2 persons who died were workers and were present at the leakage site. Gas has not spread anywhere else: Uday Kumar, Inspector, Parwada Police Station https://t.co/ogbuc3QfoY pic.twitter.com/TuPCeWK8ZF
— ANI (@ANI) June 30, 2020
The situation was now under control as the leak was restricted to one unit in the Sainor Life Sciences company, the sources said.
The two killed were senior employees of the company. The injured persons have been admitted to a hospital in Gajuwaka, with one of them being put on ventilator support, the sources added.
District Collector V Vinay Chand and Police Commissioner RK Meena visited the company to take stock of the situation. The cause of the leak that took place in a reactor unit at the plant is yet to be established.
The incident comes nearly two months after 11 people were killed and over 1000 taken ill after gas leak at a chemical plant in Visakhapatnam.
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