Scare from abandoned chemicals in Bangalore

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 29, 2009 - 18:30

Bangalore: Chemical spill in the heart of
the city triggered a scare after some residents in the
affected area felt sick and experienced burning sensation and
irritation in their eyes.

The viscous liquid which also left a bad odour as it
burnt making some people become breathless was found in seven
barrels containing methyl abandoned at an open space adjacent
to a railway track at Srirampuram today. Police have seized
the barrels.

Following complaints from residents of the area that many
of them were experiencing burning and irritation in the eyes
and also could smell a foul odour, police began a search
of the area to find out the cause.

A case has been booked under the Public Nuisance Act,
police said, adding no one has been arrested.

The smell from the chemical pervaded the areas
surrounding the railway track through the night. Besides
hundreds of slum-dwellers, around 50,000 people lived in a
five-km radius.

PTI



First Published: Tuesday, December 29, 2009 - 18:30

More from zeenews

 
comments powered by Disqus