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Delhi gas leak: Over 300 students hospitalised, Probe ordered

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Source: Twitter

Over 300 students were hospitalised on Saturday after a gas leak from a container depot in Tughlaqabad, Delhi was reported.

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia visited the children admitted in one of the hospitals. According to reports, the Delhi government has ordered a magisterial probe into the incident.

The depot is located near a school in Railway Colony. As per reports, a call was received about 7:35 AM about the gas leakage and seven fire tenders were rushed to the spot immediately. A senior from Delhi Fire Services also said that the source of the leak was still being investigated.

According to reports, Police have registered a First Information Report (FIR) in the matter.

The Times of India reported that following the incident, Centralised Accident Trauma Services ambulances were rushed to the spot and team of police and National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) has also reached the spot. “Some students complained of irritation in eyes and throat due to gas leak,” according to the Times of India report.

Delhi Education Minister Manish Sisodia, tweeted regarding the gas leak. “I have asked the DM (District Magistrate) to investigate…I have spoken to the students and doctors who said that they are fine,” he tweeted.

As per reports, Union Minister JP Nadda has instructed all Centre-run hospitals to be ready to help the victims

Earlier in the day, Delhi Lieutenant Governor Anil Bajaj and the District Magistrate BS Jaglan also visited the site to take a stock of the situation.