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6 died, 20 injured after gas leakage at a company in Gujarat's Surat

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At least six people died and 20 others were admitted to the civil hospital in an injured state early morning today after an incident of gas leakage at a company in Gujarat's Surat. Omkar Chaudhary, the in-charge of the civil hospital said the incident took place in the Sachin GIDC area of the city. The local police are still carrying out relief and rescue operations in the area. The accidental gas leakage occurred when a tanker driver was pouring chemicals into a drain near the printing mill. By the time people in the vicinity understood what was happening, the poisonous gases had already whisked across through the open outlets and taken the lives of as many as five people in the moments after. Another person had also succumbed to internal injuries in the gas leakage incident. As soon as news broke out, the Surat Police rushed to the spot and ensured that the rest of the injured are taken to the civil hospital for urgent medical care.


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