Shahdol(MP): At least 50 persons were taken ill when chlorine gas leaked from a jute mill, about 35 km from here, this evening, police said.
Three of them were said to be in a critical condition, they said.
The incident occurred following a leak in one of the containers in which chlorine was stored at the Hukumchand Jute Mills, they said.
Most of the affected were discharged after being given first-aid while the others were being treated, the police said.
The critically ill have been identified as Pram Singh, a security officer with the company, R K Jaiswal and Hempal Sharma, they said.
The situation around the factory is completely normal, police said. (PTI)