Koda visits Tata Motors gas leakage site

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Jamshepur, May 28 (UNI) Jharkhand Chief Minister Madhu Koda today visited the water treatment plant of Tata Motors, where chlorine gas leaked yesterday, affecting more than 150 people in the vicinity.

Mr Koda, who was accompanied by Deputy Chief Minister Sudhir Mahto and Jamshedpur MP Suman Mahto, said that action would be taken against persons responsible for the leakage.

''An FIR will be lodged against those found guilty of yesterday's incident,'' Mr Koda said and added ''It is a case of gross negligence on the part of management.'' Mr Koda also visited Tata Motorts hospital, where 26 affected persons, including some women and children were still admitted. He talked to some of the people in the locality and supervised the treatment facilities in the hospital.

Tata Motors plant head S B Borwankar met the chief minister and assured that an enquiry would be conducted and action would be initiated against those found responsible for the incident.

Meanwhile, the area was limping back normalcy after yesterday's incident and the panic-striken people, who left the locality out of fear, were slowly coming back to their homes.

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