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91 people fainted due to gas leakage at Karachi’s Port Qasim

91 people fainted due to gas leakage at Karachi’s Port Qasim
March 6, 2020
KARACHI (92 News) – At least 91 people on Friday have been fainted due to suffocation caused by gas leakage from a chemical factory at Karachi’s Port Qasim. According to the reports, the affected people have been shifted to hospital while two of the victims are said to be in critical condition. An unspecified number of people have been taken to two private hospitals in the area. According to the company’s spokesperson, the gas was leaked after a pipeline ruptured in the area but that was closed immediately. He also said that the leak occurred at 10:15am, adding that it was a chlorine gas leak, not an LPG leak. “Everyone was evacuated. They complained of nausea and vomiting, he said, adding that no casualties were reported,” the spokesperson said. He further said that yhe company’s technical team is investigating the leak and the cause will be determined after their investigation concludes. Moreover, operation is underway to rescue the sufferers. Earlier, death toll in Karachi’s mysterious gas leakage has surged to 14 in two days. According to the details garnered, the death toll from toxic gas leak in the coastal residential area of Kimari has reached eight as two more people died.
The Sindh Health Department confirmed the 9th death from the gas leak at the Ziauddin Hospital late Monday while another man died later at the KPT Hospital. Mysterious poisonous gas leak continues to affect residents of Kimari on second day as dozens of more persons reached various hospitals of the city on Monday. As many as 86 more people with severe breathing problems were brought to the hospital after inhaling the poisonous gas reportedly emitted from a container carrying chemicals used to preserve peas in Keamari area of Karachi. The exact causes of the deaths have not yet been ascertained, hospital sources said and added that that three of the victims were in critical condition.