Two people died while four were hospitalized at a factory in Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, due to leakage of benzimidazole gas. Both those who die are laborers and work in the factory itself.
The incident occurred in Sinor Life Sciences Pvt Ltd Company. After this, there was chaos in the area. However, the situation was overcome shortly after the gas leak.
Inspector Udaya Kumar of Parvada Police Station said, ‘Two people have died and four people have been admitted to the hospital. Now the situation is completely under control. The two people who died were present at the site. Gas has not spread elsewhere.
State Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy has inquired about the case. According to the Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister’s Office, the accident occurred late at 11:30 in the factory. Soon after, the factory was closed and the necessary steps were taken.
Earlier on May 7, RR of Visakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh Eleven people died after leaking chemical gas from a plant in Venkatapuram village. Chief Minister Jagan Mohan Reddy announced a grant of Rs 1 crore to the families of those killed in the incident. The plant in which the accident took place was closed since March 24 due to the lockdown and it was reopened in the month of May itself. Poisonous gas from the plant affected at least five villages within a radius of three kilometers.