Only hours after the tragic gas leak incident in Visakhapatnam, another report of an alleged gas leak in a Chhattisgarh plant has surfaced. As per one Hindustan Times report, at least seven workers of a paper mill in Chhattisgarh’s Raigarh district fell sick after inhaling poisonous gas.
The development was made public by the Raigarh Superintendent of Police Santosh Singh who said that three of them have been referred to Raipur Government Hospital and one is said to be serious.
“The incident took place at Shakti Paper Mill in Tetla village on Wednesday (6 May) night, where the victims were cleaning an open tank filled with paper waste,” said the SP.
Notably, the incident came to light only after the hospital authorities alerted the police.
The police official further added, "Owner of the mill tried to hide the incident from us and did not inform police. A case will be registered".
The mill had remained shut due to the coronavirus lockdown and and the cleaning work was underway to resume operations. A team of investigators has been dispatched to ascertain the cause of leakage
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