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Feb 12, 2015

10:53:07 GMT--HAZMAT - Asia - India

EDIS Number: HZ-20150212-46974-IND

Date / time: 12/02/2015 10:51:05 [UTC]


Area: Asia

Country: India

State/County: State of Tamil Nadu

Location: Koviloor [Sivaganga Region]

Number of Deads: N/A

Number of Injured: N/A

Number of Infected: N/A

Number of Missing: N/A

Number of Affected: N/A

Number of Evacuated: N/A

Damage level: Moderate


Tension prevailed at Koviloor in Sivaganga district after gas leaked from a factory owned by Tamil Nadu Chemical Products Ltd on Thursday morning. Several workers were at the factory, which produces sodium hydrosulphite and sulphur dioxide, when the gas leaked at around 10am. Unconfirmed reports said some workers fainted after breathing the gas. The cause of the gas leak, the number of the affected workers and other details were yet to be known. Meanwhile, district administration announced a holiday for 10 schools near the factory as a precautionary measure. Hundreds of angry villagers gheraoed the factory demanding action against the management. They demanded that the authorities take steps to prevent such incidents in the future.

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