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Gas leak in a Pharma unit in Visakhapatnam claims two lives, four others hospitalized

Medzol vapours leaked from one of the reactors of the Pharma unit, resulting in death of two.

Published: 30th June 2020 07:59 AM  |   Last Updated: 30th June 2020 09:19 AM   |  A+A-

Officials at Sainor Life Sciences chemical unit . (Photo | Express)

By Express News Service

VISAKHAPATNAM: Two persons died and four injured in a gas leak at Sainor Life Sciences, Pharma City, Parawada in Visakhapatnam at around midnight on Monday.

Medzol vapours leaked from one of the reactors of the Pharma unit, resulting in the death of two. Another four who fell ill were rushed to the hospital and condition of one of them is reported to be serious.

The deceased were identified as Narendra, shift in charge, and M. Gowri Sankar. The four persons who are undergoing treatment at RK Hospital are helpers LV Chendra Sekhar of Salapuvani palem amd P Ananad Babu of Anankapalle, chemists D. Janaki Rani  (24)of NAD and  M. Surya Narayana (29) of Aganampudi. The situation has been brought under control. 

District Collector Vinay Chand, Commissioner of police RK Meena visited the chemical unit, which has been shut down.

District Collector Vinay Chand, Commissioner of police RK Meena visited the chemical unit, which has been shut down. District Collector ordered an inquiry into the incident.

Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy inquired about the gas leak incident in the pharma unit in Parawada. Officials informed him that in all six staff were affected and two of them died on the way to the hospital. The situation is brought under control and the unit has been closed, they explained.

The Chief Minister directed the officials to extend better medical treatment to the injured.

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