15 ill after chlorine gas leaks from chemical factory

Faridabad, Jan 29 (PTI) At least 15 people were taken illafter chlorine gas leaked from a chemical factory in Hirapurvillage here, police said today.

The leakage from the factory had started at around 11 AMyesterday, according to the locals.

The administration reached the spot almost 12 hours afterthe leakage started, when the situation had worsened, theysaid.

The victims who complained of symptoms like vomiting andrespiratory problems were given first aid by theadministration.

Strict action will be taken against the factory, DeputyCommissioner Pravin Kumar said.

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