Andhra Pradesh: Gas leak at a pharma plant in Visakhapatnam, 2 dead and 4 hospitalized

June 30, 2020: At least two people were killed and four taken ill late on Monday night after benzimidazole gas leaked at Sainor Life Sciences in Visakhapatnam's Parawada Pharma City.

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June 30, 2020: At least two people were killed and four taken ill late on Monday night after benzimidazole gas leaked at Sainor Life Sciences in Visakhapatnam's Parawada Pharma City.

Those who died worked at the Visakhapatnam unit of the firm - Sainor Life Sciences, police said, adding that the situation is now "under control". 

The deceased were identified as Narendra and Gowri Shankar. Among the four hospitalised, the condition of one person is said to be critical.

Though the exact cause for the leakage of the gas is yet to be ascertained, officials are suspecting that there might be some technical reasons.

The pharmaceutical unit in the industrial port city's Parwada area was shut down immediately as a precautionary office after the leakage of the gas was reported at around 11:30 pm, according to officials.

Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy has sought information about the incident, reports.

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