Poisonous gas leak at the Kemari port of Karachi late last night (Feb 17) has killed five while dozens have fainted, inhaling it.
Bengaluru: A poisonous gas leak has been reported from the kemari port of Karachi, Pakistan.
Reports of the gas leak trickled in late last night (Feb 16). As per sources, five people have been killed and dozens have fainted to the gas leak.
As per Pakistan Today, the source of the gas leak is the ship that was anchored at the port. But there are further reports that suggest that the source claims are false as the police and the port spokespersons have denied it.
Situation is serious in #Karachi #PAKISTAN...— Defence360_Official (@Defence_360) February 16, 2020
After many dea'ths are reported in Poisonous gas leak that includes Women & men and #PAKGovt is not disclosing what is the nature and purpose of "Poisonous Gas"
area lies near to Karachi Nuclear Power Complex
Exact Locatn : Kiamari pic.twitter.com/di6O57opV9
So as of now, the cause has to be formally ascertained.
Such was the effect of the gas leak that people on the roads started fainting. Others rushed to their rescue and shifted them to the nearby hospital.
Other reports state that CM Murad Ali Shah has sought a report from the Commissioner of Karachi police at the earliest. He has also issued directives to the officials to provide the best possible healthcare facilities.
There were also reports coming in that hundreds have fled the place, unable to breathe.
The smoke that engulfed the area was also too hard to miss. People expressed their concerns at the plumes.
As per another source, the gas leak happened around 10 pm last night, with people inhaling it and being frantically rushed to the hospital.
Some even wondered if the gas emanated for a ship carrying vegetables.
PAXISTANIS are now trying to Hide this as some fumes emanated from a vegetable carrying ship near Karachi Port— Defence360_Official (@Defence_360) February 16, 2020
Vegetables container when opened emits Poisonous gas? that can kill 4-5(Officially) ?
& render 70-100 Unconscious with others complaining breathing issues pic.twitter.com/LPKN46PkRI
There were rumours that the ship had come from China.
Some 1 in Paxistan said the containers were from China in videohttps://t.co/aoQ2kN1hdk— Defence360_Official (@Defence_360) February 16, 2020
However, there is no clarity as of now. It’s been more than 18 hours, but, if sources are to be believed, there is a wanton attempt to hide the issue from the outside world.
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