70 hospitalised as gas leaks from Karachi chemical factory

Category: Announcement

As many as 70 people suffered multiple problems because of gas leak at a chemical plant in Bin Qasim area on Friday – March 6. The incident was caused due to the "release of chlorine gas through the vents". The matter was quickly contained and the affected people were immediately rushed for necessary first aid to nearby medical facilities. Patients were being released once cleared after necessary inspection and necessary first aid. No fainting spells, injuries or fatalities have been reported so far. Specific areas of the plant have been "taken offline" as a precautionary measure, and further investigations to ascertain the exact cause of the incident are under way. All employees exposed to the gas were being screened. Taking notice of the incident, the Sindh Environmental Protection Agency stated that all operations at the factory have been suspended until further notice, while a team headed by the director general was present at the site of the incident.  

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