More than hundred hospitalised after gas leak in Thane district

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Khadipar (Maharashtra), July 24(ANI): Over a hundred people were hospitalised late last night in the Khadipar town of Maharashtra's Thane District following when a poisonous gas leak from an aging chemical factory.

According to sources over 35,000 people have been evacuated from Khadipar.

Residents have been shifted to makeshift camp and Mayor Javed Dalvi has ordered an investigation into the leakage.

The local government hospital, said most of the admitted patients had nosebleeds, but these had been brought under control.

In May 2008, a chlorine gas leak at a TATA motors plant, had to the hospitalisation of 125 people in Jamshedpur. In July 2008, an ONGC line in Surat leaked. The most destructive of them all, was the union Carbide factory gas leak in Bhopal left 22,000 dead.

Residents of Khadipar have expressed fear about the air they will breath. (ANI)

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