In the late hours of Thursday night, people in a three-kilometre radius of the Shirgaon area in Badlapur complained about breathing issues and burning eyes. By around 11:00 p.m., the news had spread that a Nobel Intermediates chemical factory in Shirgaon's MIDC industrial area had suffered a gas leak.
Videos purportedly depicting the accident have since surfaced on social media – showing firemen walking in and out of the chemical facility. Individuals ostensibly recording the videos can also be heard coughing – indicating breathing issues.
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Some people who faced more difficulty breathing after inhaling the chemically fumigated air around were admitted to nearby hospitals and released after they received medical relief.
"The situation is under control. No one injured", the locals further added.