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Benzimidazole gas was leaked from Jawaharlal Nehru Pharma city in Parawada, Visakhapatnam on Monday midnight. 2 were killed and 4 were injured in the incident.
Yet another tragic gas leak incident has taken place in Visakhapatnam which took 2 lives and hospitalized 4 people. This marks the second incident in the district in two months.
Around the midnight of Monday, a leak of Benzimidazole gas reportedly took place in Jawaharlal Nehru Pharma city at Sainor Life Sciences Pvt Ltd, but the company authorities have informed the police in the early hours of Tuesday.
This is the second time this pharma city company, Sainor Life Sciences has reported a gas leak in 3 years.
The ones succumbed to the gas leak have been identified as shift-in-charge Ravi Narendra from Guntur and chemist Gowri Shankar from Vizianagaram district.
Chandrasekhar, Ananda Babu, Janaki Ram and Surya Narayana were the four others who fell sick after the incident and were rushed to a hospital in Gajuwaka. All four of them are on ventilator support.
City Police commissioner Meena and District Collector V. Naveen Chand have visited the site immediately and registered a case against the company management.
The district collector has said that this leak would not affect the surrounding areas as the released gas was not lethal and has not spread anywhere except the factory.
Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Y. S. Jagan Mohan Reddy had instructed the hospital authorities of Gajuwaka to provide the best treatment to the injured.
Meanwhile, the opposition party Telugu Desam leader, N. Chandrababu Naidu has said that a probe has to be conducted on the gas leak incidents happening since COVID-19.
On May 7, at least 12 people were killed and 500 were affected by the styrene gas leak at L G Polymers Company owned by South Korea.
In another incident, the General Manager of Agro Industries has lost his life due to the ammonia gas leak from a storage plant in Kurnool district on June 26.
By Gayatri Yellayi