Chlorine gas leak in Dehradun:A case of leakage of chlorine gas has come to light in Dehradun, the capital of Uttarakhand. Because of this people are having difficulty breathing. After receiving the information, NDRF, SDRF and police personnel started rescue. Nearby houses have been evacuated.
This entire matter is of Jhanjra area of Prem Nagar police station. On Tuesday morning it came to light that gas was leaking from chlorine cylinders lying in the vacant plot for years. This spread panic among the people nearby. He was having difficulty breathing. After receiving the information, Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Ajay Singh reached the spot. He said the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and other security forces have reached the spot.
#WATCH , Uttarakhand: On receiving information about people facing difficulty in breathing due to leakage in the chlorine cylinder kept in the empty plot in the Jhanjra area of Prem Nagar police station in Dehradun, Police, NDRF, SDRF and Fire team reached the spot and are … pic.twitter.com/Xq7n71Ot3n
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Cylinders are being pressed by digging a pit
Ajay Singh said that on receiving information that people were having difficulty in breathing due to leakage in chlorine cylinder kept in a vacant plot in Jhanjra area of Prem Nagar police station of Dehradun, police, NDRF, SDRF and fire team reached the spot and are taking action. Is. Efforts are being made to stop the leakage of chlorine gas. The cylinders are being pressed by digging a pit.
Sahaspur MLA Sahdev Singh Pundir said that seven chlorine cylinders were kept in an empty plot in the area for a long time. There was gas leakage from one. This could have turned into a major disaster. However, due to coordinated efforts of the officials, the situation was brought under control. Police said there was no news of any casualty.
Such incident happened in 2017 also
A similar incident took place in 2017, when more than 15 people were admitted to hospital after chlorine gas leaked from a water supply center of Uttarakhand Jal Sansthan (UJS).