Visakhapatnam: Tragedy struck the port metropolis of Visakhapatnam but once more within the type of a gas leak at a pharmaceutical company on Monday night time.
Two individuals died whereas 4 individuals had been admitted to hospital following benzimidazole gas leakage at the Sainor Life Sciences Pvt Ltd, a pharma company situated at the Jawahar Pharma City in Parawada space of town.
Police sources stated that round 30 staff had been working at the time of the mishap on the intervening night time of Monday and Tuesday. On inhaling the gas, round six individuals collapsed and had been rushed to hospital. While it’s reported that the accident occurred at 11.30 p.m. on Monday, the incident got here to gentle solely within the early hours of Tuesday.
The two victims have been recognized as Narendra and Gowri Shankar, whereas one other 4 individuals are being handled at the King George Hospital right here. The situation of one of many hospitalised individuals is reported to be important.
The native administration and police officers visited the scene to look into the mishap. The preliminary reviews recommend technical points behind the mishap.
Coming within the wake of the gas leak mishap at the LG polymers facility right here in May this 12 months, the incident had induced panic within the metropolis. A complete of 12 individuals had died and round 500 individuals needed to be handled for the consequences of styrene gas inhalation within the mishap.