Ammonia gas leak triggers panic in Sriganganagar

Last Updated: Tuesday, November 2, 2010 - 20:29

Jaipur: Leakage of ammonia gas from a
milk chilling plant created panic in Suratgarh area of
Rajasthan`s Sriganganagar district this evening, with some
people complaining of itching and suffocation.

However, police said the leakage was controlled in
time and there was no report of any harm.
"It was due to a mechanical failure and was timely
controlled by the technical team of the plant. Shops near the
plant, which is located in less populated area, were closed
down immediately after the leakage this evening," they
said.

"There are complaints of itching and suffocation,
but overall, the situation is now under control," police
sources added.
Exposure to high concentrations of ammonia in air
causes burning of nose, throat and respiratory tract and in
extreme cases results in respiratory distress or failure.

PTI



First Published: Tuesday, November 2, 2010 - 20:29

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