UP: 3 dead in Hardoi chemical factory gas leak

The affected persons have been admitted to Lucknow Trauma hospital.

Updated: Jan 29, 2011, 11:55 AM IST

Hardoi: Three persons, including a woman, were on Saturday killed and seven others taken ill following leakage from a gas pipeline of a private chemical factory in
Sandila industrial area, police said here.

Sri Ram (50), Mhole (45) and Indrana (44) died after inhaling the gas leaking from Amit Hydro Chemical factory in the wee hours this morning, Superintendent of Police Luv Kumar said.

The gas was Benzene chloride, according to officials.

He said seven persons were taken ill of which two have been referred to trauma centre at Lucknow in a serious condition.

While Sri Ram owned a small rice factory adjacent to chemical plant, Mohle and Indrana worked as a labourer at a nearby brick field, Kumar said.