34 people sick due to chemical leak in Thane
At least 34 people fell ill after a chemical vapor leaked from an industrial unit in Maharashtra’s Thane district’s Ambernath town on Tuesday morning. An official gave this information.
After the leak, many people living near the chemical factory complained of breathlessness, burning eyes, nausea and other health problems, said Thane Municipal Corporation’s regional disaster management cell chief Santosh Kadam. Sulfuric acid leaked at around 10 am in the unit located in Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation (MIDC) of Ambernath, he said.
everyone out of danger
Later, 34 people who complained of breathlessness and other health problems were taken to the Central Hospital in Ulhasnagar, the official said. Where, his treatment is going on and he is out of danger.
After being alerted, local police and fire brigade personnel reached the spot and the leak was sealed, the official said. He said that investigation is on to find out the cause of the chemical leak.
People’s sleep was open due to gas leak
Earlier on September 27, the matter of chemical foul smell came to the fore in Badlapur, Thane. Because of this people woke up in the night. Residents of areas like Katrap, Manjarli, Belavali complained of strong smell of chemicals in the area, which caused people to suffocate overnight. After several complaints, a fire brigade team of Kulgaon Badlapur Municipal Council (KBMC) investigated the industrial area and other areas.
After investigation, Fire Officer Bhagwat Sonon had said, ‘We did not find any leakage in the reservoir or gas emissions from any company. But there was a strong smell in the air. Our team kept checking all the areas till late night.
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