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Ammonia gas leaks from cold storage in UP’s Jahanabad, no casualties so far

Ammonia gas leakage was reported from a cold storage in Jahanabad in Uttar Pradesh’s Fatehpur.

lucknow Updated: Apr 03, 2017 01:32 IST
Officials and police personnel at the site of the cold storage in Fatehpur’s Jahanabad.
Officials and police personnel at the site of the cold storage in Fatehpur’s Jahanabad.(ANI Twitter)

Leakage of ammonia gas was reported from a cold storage in Jahanabad in Uttar Pradesh’s Fatehpur on Sunday evening, authorities said. No casualties have been reported so far.

According to Fatehpur district magistrate Selva Kumari, the leakage of ammonia was reported around 10pm from the cold storage, located almost 30 km from the district headquarters.

“There are no villages around the cold storage. No casualties have been reported so far. The workers there had left the place when the leakage took place. We are waiting for the gas to dissipate,” Kumari told PTI.

Medical teams have been sent to the spot and instructions have been issued for wearing masks till the smell of the gas gets diluted, she said.

Circle officer Bindki Ravindra Verma also confirmed that no loss of life has been reported.