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Ammonia gas leak in Bihar's factory kills one, several hospitalized

On Saturday, an ammonia gas leak at a dairy business in Bihar’s Vaishali killed one and hospitalized numerous more. The gas leak occurred between 10 and 10.30 p.m. on Saturday, when industrial workers were inside the facility engaged in everyday practice. They all raced outside the building as soon as the gas leak was discovered […]

On Saturday, an ammonia gas leak at a dairy business in Bihar’s Vaishali killed one and hospitalized numerous more. The gas leak occurred between 10 and 10.30 p.m. on Saturday, when industrial workers were inside the facility engaged in everyday practice.

They all raced outside the building as soon as the gas leak was discovered to save themselves. In the midst of the panic, one of the workers collapsed and died, and the factory’s manager was killed.

“This gas leak incident occurred at around 10.05 pm yesterday. One worker has died while trying to evacuate from the dairy. 7-8 workers came in the gas exposure but all recovered soon. The situation in the plant is under control and we are trying to revive it,” says Rajiv Kumar, Manager of Raj Fresh Dairy, Hajipur.

“Because of the leakage, the workers that were at work started evacuating to save themselves. But the situation is under control now and the broken pipe has also been repaired,” the manager added.

“We got information that there was an incident of gas leakage from an ammonium cylinder in Raj Fresh Dairy. Several fire tenders have reached the spot to control the situation. As of now, we have information that some labours have been admitted to a hospital. We are investigating the cause of the leakage. The situation is under control now,” Dr Ashok Kumar, DSP, Fire Department.

The injured workers have been admitted to the hospital and are being treated. They are all safe, but they are being monitored by doctors.

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