An eight-year-old child and an octogenarian were killed and dozens injured in an explosion on Sunday that reduced half of a four-storey residential block in a Paris suburb to rubble, emergency services said.
Seventy children were on Thursday hospitalised as they took ill after allegedly inhaling `smoke` emanating from a plant of state-owned Kerala Minerals and Metals Limited (KMML) at Chavara near Kollam, prompting authorities to temporarily shut it down.
The Coast Guard officials of Indian Navy on Saturday night diverted their ships to provide immediate assistance to the people who were reportedly trapped at an oil rig at Bombay High during an incident of gas leak from an Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC) well, reports said.
President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi Friday assured all necessary assistance to Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh and to the kin of the deceased in the gas leak accident at the Bhilai Steel Plant that claimed six lives, an official statement said.
Panic gripped the Patna Medical College and Hospital here Friday when a leakage was detected in an oxygen gas cylinder in the children`s ward, police said. The hospital has under treatment 25 school children who suffered food poisoning after eating mid-day meal in Saran district.