Mumbai / New Delhi:
A gas leak at a chemical factory in Badlapur, Maharashtra, reported last night sparked panic among locals. Several people, in an area of three kilometers, complained of shortness of breath and a burning sensation in their eyes after the leak at Nobel Intermediates Pvt Ltd in Shirgaon MIDC.
The incident took place at 10:22 p.m. Thursday, the Thane Municipal Corporation said, adding that the situation was brought under control within an hour.
“A gas leak was reported from a factory in Badlapur, Maharashtra, around 10:22 pm on Thursday. People in the area were having trouble breathing. Firefighters stopped the leak at 11:24 pm. The situation it is under control. There are no injuries, “Thane Municipal Corporation told the ANI news agency.
#LOOK | A gas leak was reported from a factory in Badlapur, Maharashtra, around 10:22 pm on Thursday. People in the area had trouble breathing. Firefighters stopped the leak at 11:24 pm. The situation is under control. No one injured: Thane Municipal Corporation pic.twitter.com/djdZY77DAE
– ANI (@ANI) June 3, 2021
The corporation said there was an overheating that resulted in a chemical reaction that caused the gas leak.
As a precautionary measure, some people were admitted to nearby hospitals and released after receiving medical assistance.
“I, along with my other colleagues, was working in a nearby factory. Suddenly, we started having trouble breathing. Later, we learned that there was a gas leak in a factory in the area,” said one man. by ANI.
The footage showed people running for cover, but the situation was quickly brought under control after administration, police and fire officials secured the people.