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Two persons died in Vizag pharma firm gas leak

Two persons died and four others took ill in a gas leak at a pharmaceutical unit in Visakhapatnam on Monday

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Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  1 July 2020 7:56 AM GMT

Two persons died and four others took ill in a gas leak at a pharmaceutical unit in Visakhapatnam on Monday night, the second industrial disaster to strike the port city in less than two months. The incident occurred at Sainor Life Sciences Private Limited, a pharma company located at Jawaharlal Nehru Pharma City in Parwada on the city outskirts around 11.30 p.m. on Monday. However, it came to light only in the early hours of Tuesday. Revenue Divisional Officer P. Kishore told reporters at the scene that Hydrogen Sulfide (H2S) leaked while it was being pumped from one reactor to the other. Initially, the leaked gas was suspected to be benzimidazole. Six people working there inhaled the gas. While two persons died, four others were shifted to a hospital, where condition of one of them is stated to be critical. The deceased were identified as shift incharge R. Narendra, 33, and chemist M. Gowri Shankar, 26. (IANS)

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