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India toxic gas leak kills 6 after illegal chemical dump

The catastrophe occurred within the industrial metropolis of Surat in Gujarat state at about 4 a.m. The employees have been within the mill when some chemical compounds have been dumped close by, police and a fireplace officer stated.

“Chemicals were being illegally discharged from a tanker into a rivulet close to the mill, which possibly reacted with another chemical in the water and created toxic gas,” the chief hearth officer of Surat Municipal Corporation, Basant Pareek, instructed Reuters.

“The workers inhaled the gas and started feeling suffocation. When we reached the scene, the workers were found collapsed on the road in their attempt to escape.”

Six employees died whereas 23 folks have been hospitalized, seven in vital situation and on ventilators, Pareek stated.

Senior police official Sharad Singhal stated officers have been investigating however had but to make any arrests.

“This was not an accidental gas leakage. Hazardous chemicals were being discharged when the incident took place,” he stated.

India suffered the world’s worst industrial catastrophe in 1984 when methyl isocyanate gas leaked from a pesticide manufacturing facility owned by American Union Carbide Corporation within the metropolis of Bhopal, killing greater than 5,000 folks.



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