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Pakistan: Eight killed, over 100 affected in Karachi toxic gas leak

Pakistan: Eight killed, over 100 affected in Karachi toxic gas leak

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 18 Feb 2020, 04:56 pm

Karachi/UNI: Eight people have been killed and over 100 affected after a toxic gas suspected to be Hydrogen Sulphide leaked in here, Pakistan health authorities has confirmed.

The Sindh Health Department confirmed the seventh death from the gas leak late Monday. Another man died later at the KPT Hospital, Pakistan's Samaa TV reported on Monday.

Ten people were admitted to the Jinnah Hospital’s emergency ward Monday evening, according to Dr Seemin Jamali. Around 60 people are believed to be currently under treatment at the Ziauddin Hospital.

Around 100 patients were brought to Ziauddin Hospital Sunday night and most were given first aid and discharged. Everyone admitted had difficulty breathing and stomach pain and were given oxygen immediately.

There were four casualties at Ziauddin and four other people were admitted to the ICU because of severe breathing difficulties. One of them has been put on the ventilator.

Sindh Health Secretary Zahid Ali Abbasi toured Ziauddin Hospital, Keamari Monday morning.

A total of 125 patients had been brought to Ziauddin Hospital Keamari since Sunday night. Early Monday, 11 new patients were brought in, including three children between the ages of three and 10.

Dr Asim Hussain, the head of the hospital, also ordered free treatment of all the gas leak affected, according to the Ziauddin Hospital spokesperson.

Civil Hospital received seven patients and all were stable and had been discharged, according to hospital representative Khadim Rizvi.

The patients brought to Civil Hospital were one 16-year-old boy, one 17-year-old girl, a 40-year-old woman, a 16-year-old girl, two 18-year-old men and a 22-year-old man.

The Deputy Commissioner had been told to clear the area of gas but residents were still being advised to wear masks. The health department had sent teams to the area to tell people to wear masks and keep their doors and windows closed.

Meanwhile, Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah ordered the evacuation of residents from the affected areas. 

Pakistan: Eight killed, over 100 affected in Karachi toxic gas leak

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