ANI quoted a man,
"I, along with my other colleagues, was working in a nearby factory. Suddenly, we started having problems in breathing. Later, we got to know that there was a gas leak in a factory in the area."
A gas leak in a chemical factory in Maharashtra's Badlapur reported gas leak created panic and havoc among the locals.
Several people, over a three-kilometer area, complained of a shortage of oxygen and a burning sensation in the eyes after the leak at Nobel Intermediates Pvt Ltd company at Shirgaon MIDC.
According to information received, the incident took place around 10:22 pm at the factory, at Shirgaon MIDC, in Aptewadi area and the cause of the leakage is believed to be overheating because of a chemical reaction between sulfuric acid and benzyl acid in the company.
A resident quoted, saying:
“People in the area reported experiencing trouble in breathing. There is a major gas emission issue being experienced by residents in Badlapur East Shirgaon Katrap area. It’s all foggy and unbreathable at the moment here.”
Gas leakage was caused because of overheating by a chemical reaction between sulfuric acid and benzyl acid in the company.
After providing medical aid, as a measure of precaution, few people got admitted to nearby hospitals while some of them got released on their recovery.