Gas leak in a Pharma unit in Visakhapatnam kills two, four hospitalised


Vishakhapatnam: Two people were killed and four were hospitalised after gas leaked last night at a pharmaceutical unit in Visakhapatnam of Andhra Pradesh.

The deceased were identified as Narendra, shift in charge, and M. Gowri Sankar. The four persons who are undergoing treatment at RK Hospital are helpers LV Chendra Sekhar of Salapuvani palem amd P Ananad Babu of Anankapalle, chemists D. Janaki Rani  (24)of NAD and  M. Surya Narayana (29) of Aganampudi.

Medzol vapours leaked from one of the reactors of the Pharma unit, resulting in the death of two. Another four who fell ill were rushed to the hospital and condition of one of them is reported to be serious.

Chief Minister  YS Jagan Mohan Reddy has sought information about the incident, his office said this morning.

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