Mumbai: Gas leaked at a chemical factory in Badlapur, Maharashtra at around 10.22 pm last Thursday. The incident created panic all around. The people of the area reportedly started having difficulty breathing due to gas leakage. The incident took place at 11:24 pm when the fire brigade stopped the leak. In this case, Thane municipal corporation says that the situation is under control at present and no casualties have been reported.
| A gas leak from a factory in Maharashtra's Badlapur was reported at around 10:22 pm on Thursday. People in the area were having trouble breathing. Fire brigade stopped the leak at 11:24 pm. The situation is under control. No one injured: Thane Municipal Corporation? ANI (@ANI)
On the other hand, news agency ANI has released a video of the spot that you can see here. The video shows how the gas leak has caused a haze in the area. There is chaos on the road. Meanwhile, people are seen running around. You can hear a person coughing. Moreover, many people complained of difficulty breathing.
In the entire incident, Thane Municipal Corporation said, "Overheating led to a chemical reaction between sulphuric acid and benzyl acid in the company leading to a gas leak. The people of the area were finding it difficult to breathe and open their eyes due to the leakage.'' He further said that as soon as the information was received, the fire tender reached the factory and the leak was stopped around 11.24 pm. The situation is under control. According to Badlapur fire station, there were no casualties in the incident.