Ludhiana (Punjab) [India], April 30 (ANI): The gas leak from a chemical plant in Ludhiana’s Giaspura area in which at least 11 people were killed on Sunday has reminded people of many such incidents over the past one year.
Here are some incidents that occurred as a result of poisonous gasses seeping into air.
1. Ammonia gas leak in Haryana’s Jhajjar
On April 28, 2022 a gas leak at a factory was reported in the Jhajjar District of Haryana. No one was injured. The leakage of ammonia was reported from a ‘Kathha’ making factory.
2. Vishakhapatnam’s laboratory gas leak
On June 3, 178 women workers fell ill following a gas leak at the laboratory in Atchutapuram of Andhra Pradesh’s Vishakhapatnam. The workers became sick after inhaling poisonous gas from Porus Laboratories Pvt Ltd.
3. Balaghat gas leak
Five people died due to the leakage of poisonous gas in a well in Madhya Pradesh’s Balaghat on June 8, 2022.
4. Andhra gas leak
As many as 121 women workers were affected after gas was leaked in a garment factory in Andhra’s Anakapalle district on August 3, 2022.
5. Odisha’s Balasore prawn plant
On September 28, 2022, 28 workers fell ill after inhaling ammonia gas that leaked from a prawn processing plant in Odisha’s Balasore district. The workers who were exposed to the gas experienced a burning feeling in their throat, nose, and respiratory tract. The incident did not result in any fatalities.
6. Ammonia Gas Leak in Aligarh
On September 29, an incident of ammonia gas leak at a meat factory in Uttar Pradesh’s Aligarh was reported in which 50 people were rushed to hospital.
7. Kasturba Government College Chemical Gas Leak in Hyderabad
On November 18, at Hyderabad’s Kasturba Government College, 25 students suffered from giddiness after a gas leak in a college lab.
8. Ammonia Gas Leak at Kamalgazi Pepsi Plant in West Bengal
A leak of ammonia was reported at the Kamalgazi Pepsi factory in the South 24 Parganas area of West Bengal on November 21. No injuries or damages were reported.
9. West Bengal ice factory Kakdwip leaks ammonia gas
On November 25, two local residents in West Bengal’s Kakdwip of South 24 Parganas fell sick after they came in contact with ammonia gas which was leaking from an ice plant.
10. Chlorine gas leakage in Swimming pool in Andhra Pradesh’s Vijayawada
On December 7, ten students between the ages of 8 and 14 fell ill after a chlorine gas leak occurred in a municipal pool in Vijayawada District, Andhra Pradesh. The accident occurred in Vijayawada Municipal Corporation Swimming Pool, while children were practicing in the pool. (ANI)
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