Locals suffer allergic reaction following phenol leakage in Visakhapatnam

According to the investigation report, four drums containing crude thio-phenol were transported from Hyderabad to a pharmaceutical company at JNPC Pharma City. When the vehicle entered the village, the fluid leaked.

Updated - April 10, 2023 11:48 am IST

Published - April 10, 2023 11:10 am IST - Visakhapatnam

Tension prevailed for some time due to leakage of liquid thio-phenol in a mobile-vehicle at Lankelapalem village under Parawada Police Station (PPS) limits in Anakapalli district on Sunday, April 9, 2023.

The villagers allegedly suffered itching of skin, burning of eyes and vomiting due to pungent smell from the leaked fluid.

The incident took place on Sunday, but came to light on Monday.

According to the investigation report, four drums containing crude thio-phenol were transported from Hyderabad to a pharmaceutical company at JNPC Pharma City. When the vehicle entered the village, the fluid leaked. The stench bothered people, and some of them were admitted to local hospitals for first aid for allergic conditions.

“The leakage was controlled, and measures were taken to return the vehicle properly to the vendor without causing further nuisance to the public during transit,” Parawada police said.

0 / 0
Sign in to unlock member-only benefits!
  • Access 10 free stories every month
  • Save stories to read later
  • Access to comment on every story
  • Sign-up/manage your newsletter subscriptions with a single click
  • Get notified by email for early access to discounts & offers on our products
Sign in

Comments

Comments have to be in English, and in full sentences. They cannot be abusive or personal. Please abide by our community guidelines for posting your comments.

We have migrated to a new commenting platform. If you are already a registered user of The Hindu and logged in, you may continue to engage with our articles. If you do not have an account please register and login to post comments. Users can access their older comments by logging into their accounts on Vuukle.