Another gas leakage at Vizag factory kills two, critically injures four

Uday Kumar, Inspector, Parwada Police Station said that the situation is under control now. "Two people dead and four are admitted at hospitals. The situation is under control now. The two persons who died were workers and were present at the leak...

Andhra Pradesh: Two dead, four injured in benzene gas leak at pharma plant in Vizag
Hyderabad: Visakhapatnam on Monday midnight saw toxic gas leakage at a pharmaceutical firm killing two persons and critically injuring four others, weeks after styrene gas leakage at South Korean firm LG Polymers killing at least a dozen and affecting thousands.

District administration said the four injured in the Benzimidazole gas leakage accident at Sainor Life Sciences were immediately rushed to a hospital and kept on ventilator support, even as police registered a case against the company’s management.

This is the second gas leakage accident at Sainor Life Sciences’ factory at Parawada industrial zone on Visakhapatnam outskirts in the last three years where the earlier accident of a reactor blast had then killed two persons and injured five.


This is also the third gas leakage accident in Andhra Pradesh post lockdown. After the styrene gas leakage at LP Polymers on May 7, the state saw an ammonia gas leakage accident at a storage tank at SPY Agro Industry on June 26 that killed one and injured a couple of workers.

Within hours from the Monday midnight accident, the Visakhapatnam district collector V Navinchand and the city police commissioner RK Meena reached the spot and inspected the factory located at the Jawaharlal Nehru Pharma City, built and managed by Ramky group.

While sealing the factory, the officials said measures were on to see that the Benzimidazole gas leakage doesn’t spread to the surrounding areas of Sainor Life Sciences, which is into the production of active pharmaceutical ingredients and intermediates.
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Opposition Telugu Desam Party president Nara Chandrababu Naidu sought an immediate and best medical assistance to the injured and a thorough probe into the latest toxic gas leakage accident.
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