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Chlorine gas leak forced relocation of 70 people in Bhopal

As a precaution, at least 70 people were relocated from their homes after chlorine gas leaked from a water filtration plant in Bhopal's Idgah Hills on Wednesday night.

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Bhopal: As a precaution, at least 70 people were relocated from their homes after chlorine gas leaked from a water filtration plant in Bhopal’s Idgah Hills on Wednesday night.

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Ten people, including Shah Jehanabad’s town inspector, Saurabh Pandey, were taken to the hospital after complaining of eye discomfort and shortness of breath.

According to district collector Avinash Lavaniya, the health of everyone affected is stable.

Three people were initially affected by the leakage, but later the town inspector and a few police officers also felt uneasiness.

Bhopal municipal corporation commissioner, KVS Chaudhary, stated, “The gas was discharged from a cylinder at the water filter plant in Idgah Hills to prevent it from spreading in the air. It was put in a drain. Suddenly, the residents of Mother India colony, who were residing on the bank of the drain, got affected due to leakage. Now, the situation is under control.

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On Thursday morning, most of the affected people returned to their respective homes.

Police personnel had been patrolling the area on Wednesday night to ensure the safety of the houses that were affected by the leak.

 

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