Gas leakage smell from unknown source in Mumbai suburbs, residents panic


Daijiworld Media Network - Mumbai (SR)

Mumbai, Sep 20: Residents across the city's western and eastern suburbs complained about an unusual gas odour since Thursday evening. Officials have not yet disclosed anything about the source of the smell, however, there is rumour of gas leakage at the Rashtriya Chemical Fertiliser's plant, Chembur suburb.

No injuries were reported regarding the incident.

“The odour was reported from Powai, Chembur, Mankhurd, Govandi, Chandivali, Andheri and Ghatkopar areas on late Thursday,” said Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation, as per sources.

Nine fire engines were sent to various places to find out the source of the leakage, said the officials.

The buildings around the affected areas were evacuated, suspecting a leak somewhere around them. Consumers of Mahanagar Gas Ltd (MGL) complained that the helplines remained engaged when they tried to reach them.

However the BMC claimed that there is no gas leakage. "All people who were called on phone by disaster management division confirmed no further smell. NDRF and fire brigade equipment also detected no gas leak anywhere," said the municipal body's chief Praveen Pardeshi.

  

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