Gujarat Surat gas leakage: At least six people died and 20 others have been hospitalised in an incident of a gas leak at a company in Sachin GIDC area of Gujarat's Surat on Thursday.
"Six people died and 20 others were admitted to the civil hospital after gas leakage at a company in Sachin GIDC area of Surat early morning," the In-Charge Superintendent of the hospital, Dr. Omkar Chaudhary informed.
As soon as the incident took place, the local police indulged in relief and rescue operations in the area. A report indicated that the accidental gas leakage occurred in Gujarat's Surat when a tanker driver was pouring chemicals into a drain near the printing mill.
By the time nearby people understood what was happening, the poisonous gases had already whisked across and claimed the lives of as many as 5 people, the report said.
Later, another person succumbed to internal injuries in the gas leakage incident.
Further details are awaited.