Five dead, 20 hospitalised due to chemical leak in Surat’s GIDC area of Gujarat


New Delhi: At least five people were killed and 20 injured in a chemical leak incident from a tanker in the Sachin GIDC area in Gujarat’s Surat in the wee hours of Thursday (January 6, 2022). All the people were immediately rushed to the Surat Civil Hospital for treatment.

“At least five workers have died at a hospital, where some 25 of them were rushed as they fell unconscious after inhaling toxic fumes coming out of a chemical tanker parked near their factory in Sachin GIDC area,” said Basant Pareek, in-charge Chief Fire Office of Surat Municipal Corporation (SMC).

The workers were sleeping inside the factory at the time of the incident. They were rushed to the New Civil Hospital, he said. Pareek said the tanker was trying to dispose of toxic chemicals illegally. The fire department, which received a call regarding the incident around 4.25 am, managed to close the valve to arrest the leakage of fumes.

Live TV

Source link

Previous articleAnushka Sharma announces new film; Jhulan Goswami biopic ‘Chakda Xpress’ to release on Netflix | Watch teaser
Next articleCovid in Hong Kong: Here’s a list of everything that will be shut down starting tomorrow
SATARK NEWS ENGLISH was launched in 2020. And in just a few months, it became the famous English news website in India and abroad. And now we publish with three different languages English, Hindi, and Urdu.