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Gujarat: 6 killed, 20 injured in gas leak in Surat

By Rajan Nath -- January 06, 2022 9:17 am -- Updated:January 06, 2022 9:19 am

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.

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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.

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-PTC News

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