Over 50 women hospitalised after suspected gas leak in industrial area near Visakhapatnam

Anakapalle, Andhra Pradesh: Over 50 women working at an apparel manufacturing unit in the Brandix Special Economic Zone at Atchutapuram nea...

Anakapalle, Andhra Pradesh: Over 50 women working at an apparel manufacturing unit in the Brandix Special Economic Zone at Atchutapuram near Visakhapatnam fell ill on 2 August, 2022, due to a suspected gas leak.

The gas leak reportedly took place at the premises of Brandix. Employees ran out from the company due to panic.

"The gas leak reportedly took place at the premises of Brandix. 50 people have been shifted to hospitals, and evacuation is underway at the premises. More details awaited," SP Anakapalli said.

According to the Quint, the Brandix SEZ employs thousands of workers, mostly women, in its garment manufacturing units.

According to NDTV, the workers complained of nausea and vomiting after the gas leak.

Some women employees were rushed to local hospital for treatment.

Hemanth, District Medical & Health Officer, Anakapalle told Mint that 53 patients had admitted to the hospital. All have been examined and their condition stable. Most of the patients complained of difficulty in breathing, nausea, vomiting.

Earlier in June, about 178 women workers fell sick after a gas leak at a laboratory in Atchutapuram area of Visakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh. More patients were admitted to hospital later for treatment.

Following the incident, Andhra Pradesh government set up a joint committee to ascertain the cause of the gas leak.

With inputs from agencies

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