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50 ill after HPC gas pipe explosion

More people are believed to have fallen ill in Jagiroad after chlorine gas leaked from Hindustan Paper Corporation paper mill in Morigaon district.

Ten more people have taken ill with complaint of vomiting, cough and respiratory problem on Tuesday wee hours to be admitted in the hospital. At least 40 people have been undergoing treatment after one of the chlorine pipes of the mill exploded on Sunday night.

The patients include 20 women and 10 children who have been undergoing treatment in the HPC hospital after being rushed on Monday. They complained of vomiting, cough and respiratory problem before they were admitted to hospital.

Ten of the seriously ill have been shifted to Gauhati Medical College Hospital. More patients are set to be shifted to the GMCH

 

 

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