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West Bengal: Ammonia gas leak in ice factory creates panic, two fall sick

Published on Nov 26, 2022 07:39 AM IST

On receiving the intimation about the incident a number of fire tenders were rushed to the spot and controlled the situation within hours.

As per information, on Friday evening, some labourers noticed that gas leaking from 'Ma Tara' ice mill machine.(For Representation)
ANI | | Posted by Yagya Sharma

Two local residents in West Bengal's Kakdwip of South 24 Parganas fell sick after they came in contact with Ammonia gas which was leaking from an ice plant on Friday.

As per information, on Friday evening, some labourers noticed that gas leaking from 'Ma Tara' ice mill machine. The workers started evacuating the mill. The local residents panicked and immediately informed the police of Kakdwip Harwood Point Coastal Police Station.

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On receiving the intimation about the incident a number of fire tenders were rushed to the spot and controlled the situation within hours.

"Ammonia gas leaked from an ice mill at around 7:30 pm. The fire tenders have reached the spot. After three hours of effort, the fire brigade managed to bring the gas leak under control," said Gautam Biswas, Fire Officer.

No casualties have been recorded in the incident.

Further information is awaited.

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