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50 taken ill following chlorine gas leak in MP

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)

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