At least two people died and more than a dozen became sick after an ammonia gas leak was reported at the state-run Indian Farmers' Fertiliser Cooperative Limited (IFFCO) plant in India’s Uttar Pradesh state, ANI reported on Wednesday morning.
According to the Indian news agency, the incident occurred late Tuesday night in the town of Phoolpur, located in Azamgarh District.
“The gas leakage has stopped now. An investigation has also been launched to ascertain the cause behind the leakage. The plant unit has been closed,” reported ANI in a series of tweets which shared photographs.
15 employees of IFFCO plant at Phoolpur fall ill following gas leakage, admitted to hospital: Prayagraj DM Bhanu Chandra Goswami— ANI UP (@ANINewsUP) December 23, 2020
(Visuals from the hospital where the patients are admitted) https://t.co/OFnIt4nN3C pic.twitter.com/UfIQcbDjaM
Uttar Pradesh State Chief Yogi Adityanath has ordered a probe into the matter.