5 hospitalised due to toxic gas leakage in Delhi's RK Puram

The police said there was no fire accident in any gas cylinder or fumes from any place in Ekta Vihar. More details are awaited.
There is no fire in any gas cylinder and the situation is under control, the police said.(GETTY IMAGES (FOR REPRESENTATIONAL PURPOSE ONLY))
There is no fire in any gas cylinder and the situation is under control, the police said.(GETTY IMAGES (FOR REPRESENTATIONAL PURPOSE ONLY))
Published on Nov 25, 2021 10:42 AM IST
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Byhindustantimes.com | Written by Sharmita Kar | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi, New Delhi

At least five people have been hospitalised after complaining of itchy eyes, reportedly due to exposure to a toxic gas leak at Ekta Vihar in South Delhi's RK Puram on Wednesday night, news agency ANI reported. Fire tenders and two ambulances as well as the Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) team reached the spot to assess the situation.

The incident took place at around 9:15pm at Ekta Vihar. Five persons who were complaining of itching in their eyes were taken to Safdarjung hospital in an ambulance while two others were taken by PCR. 

Those admitted have been discharged and are safe. It is not clear yet as to what caused the gas leakage.

“No fire in any gas cylinder, no fumes emerging out from any place in the Ekta Vihar area. Further, necessary action is being taken,” the Delhi Police told news agency ANI.

The situation is under control, the police said. Further details are awaited.

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