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As it happened: Gas leak in Delhi's Tughlakabad, many girl students taken ill

At Least 300 Students Were Admitted To Four Nearby Hospitals After Gas Leakage From A Container In Delhi's Tughlakabad On Saturday Morning. Delhi Police Has Registered A FIR In The Incident.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Arshi Aggarwal | Updated on: 06 May 2017, 08:25:15 PM

New Delhi:

At least 300 students were admitted to four nearby hospitals after gas leakage from a container in Delhi's Tughlakabad on Saturday morning. Delhi Police has registered a FIR in the incident. 

Earlier, Deputy Chief Minister of Delhi Manish Sisodia confirmed the gas leak and said over 85 students have been affected by it. According to reports in ANI, the number fo students affected by the gas leak is 450. 

"The gas leak from the container depot in Tughlakabad has caused quite a problem for students. At least 85 students have been affected and have a burning sensation in their eyes," Sisodia told media on Saturday.

The students have been shifted to three nearby hospitals, he informed. Deputy CM added that he has spoken to doctors and the teachers and all students are now normal.  Delhi Government has ordered District Magistrate to inquire into the incident. 


#The number of people affected from the incident rises to 450. Delhi Police registers FIR

#A total of 173 students and 9 teachers admitted to hospital. No student critical, students feeling better, handed over to parents: DCP South East

#Legal action will be taken. It is a case of negligence, hazardous substance was not handled properly: Romil Baniya, DCP South East

#Around 200 children have been admitted to 4 hospitals for treatment, no one is serious. Situation normal now: Romil Baniya, DCP South East

#Affected students sent to following hospitals: 

Batra Hospital - 27 students
ESI HOSPITAL - 53 students 
Majidiya Hospital - 5 students 
Apollo Hospital - 5 students 

#According to police all student who are shifted to hospital are reportedly normal

#Source of leakage located; a drum in nearby parked trucks leaked, causing the gas leak. 

#Gas leak affected students of Rani Jhansi Kanya Sarvodaya Vidyalaya

#Total 59 students have been hospitalised ith the help of public and teachers

#The whole school vacated

#Total 2 fire tender, 1 Hazmat van, 1 breathing set van and rescue tender sent to the scene

#According to sources, the gas leak is near a school in Tughlakabad area. 

#Students are stuck inside the school 

#Police and fire brigade are trying to rescue students from the spot 

#The school has been closed for the day

#Source of the gas leakage still unknown

More details awaited. 

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First Published : 06 May 2017, 08:50:00 AM