MP: Investigation into Mandideep gas leakage begins

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Raisen/Bhopal
  • Updated: Dec 01, 2014 17:55 IST

The officials of Directorate of Industrial Safety and Health (DISH) started investigation into the leakage of chlorine gas in a factory in Mandideep in Raisen district that left nearly 40 persons sick.

According to sources, a team of Directorate of Industrial Safety and Health visited the chemical factory, from where chlorine gas leaked and also visited another factory where workers faced health complications. The police, however, have not registered any case so far and they are waiting for the reports of industrial safety and health. “They are conducting probe. We will take further action on the basis of report that Safety and health officials will submit,” said town inspector of Mandideep, Narendra Singh Rathore.

On Saturday, the gas leaked from Spirituality Organic Private Limited (SOPL) and workers in another factory- Goyal Batteries-who had come out during lunchtime, were hit by the gas. The SOPL manufactures preservatives for paints.Police said that about 40 employees of Goyal Batteries were affected by the gas. Three of them were referred to a private hospital in Bhopal, where their condition is said to be stable.

Meanwhile, home minister Babulal Gaur visited the private hospital and met all three victims who are undergoing treatment.

(With inputs from Saeed Nada)

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