News Desk, Amar Ujala, Varanasi
Updated Sun, 23 Aug 2020 12:35 AM IST
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In fact, the valve of the chlorine gas tank used to clean the sewer suddenly began to leak. In the STP Dinapur, morning tests were carried out in the chlorination tank building to release bacteria in treated sewage. There was chaos as the gas leak started at 6:30 pm.
People suffocated in the surrounding settlements. The police instructed the people on the road to go away. Jalnigam Chief Engineer AK Purwar said that eight cylinders of chlorine gas have been kept for 900 kg. The effect of the gas was on the campus itself. This entire matter will be investigated. There has been no loss of life or property of any kind. The situation was controlled by 10 pm.
Lessons learned from the Water Institute incident
On July 5, 9 people were admitted to the hospital in the case of chlorine gas at Jal Institute. Even after this incident, the Jal Nigam did not learn its lesson, which had to bear the brunt today. Congress councilor Sitaram Kesari, one of the old Municipal experts, said that the leakage of chlorine gas has happened for the second time in Benares. This accident has put a question mark on the functioning of the Jal Nigam.