Updated December 27th, 2023 at 10:44 IST
Tamil Nadu: Five hospitalised after ammonia gas leakage in sub-sea pipe in Ennore
As many as five persons were hospitalised following ammonia gas leakage in a sub-sea pipe in Tamil Nadu's Ennore on Wednesday.
Ennore, Tamil Nadu: As many as five persons were hospitalised following ammonia gas leakage from a private chemical manufacturing factory in Tamil Nadu's Ennore on Wednesday, said officials.
The leakage casused strong smell and people who fell ill were admitted to a medical college hospital, said officials adding that the leakage was detected and stopped immediately.
The local residents said the pungent smell of the gas leakage persisted last night from 12.00 to early morning 5.30 am.
Taking to X, DIG, Joint Commissioner Avadi, Vijayakumar said, "No need to panic. Stabilised. No more gas (ammonia) leaks at Ennore. People reassured and are back home. medical and police teams present."
During intial probe, the Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board found that the chemical leakage occured in the Coromandel international limited, a manufacturer of ammonium phosphate potash sulphate.
The state pollution control board marked several localities as affected including Thalankuppam, Periakuppam, Chinnakuppam, Ernavur Kuppam village, and Kathivakkam Railway Bridge. It added that the situation is under control and identified areas are secured.
Locals stage protest against chemical manufacturing company
The local villages near Ennore staged a massive protest against the Coromandel international limited company over the ammonia gas leak which caused breathing health complications to people. According to reports, the state police have been deployed at the site to maintain law and order situation.
Minister of Environment and Climate Change of Tamil Nadu Meyyanathan Siva V informed that Coramdendal International Limited Industry to be shut till further orders.
Published December 27th, 2023 at 07:49 IST