Karachi (HRNW) Multiple people have been hospitalised after a gas leak at the Engro Polymer and Chemicals Limited (EPCL) factory in Karachi’s Bin Qasim.
Nineteen people were hospitalised at the Pakistan Steel Mills Hospital and 36 were taken to Jinnah Postgraduate Medical Centre. The hospital’s executive director, Dr Seemin Jamali, confirmed the cases and said they are all stable.
An unspecified number of people have been taken to two private hospitals in the area.
It was a chlorine gas leak, not an LPG leak, he confirmed, adding that everyone was evacuated. They complained of nausea and vomiting, he said, adding that no casualties were reported.