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Over 150 Students Hospitalised After Gas Leak Near South Delhi School

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Classes were underway in the Delhi school when the gas leak took place in Tughlakabad. Students complained for irritation in the eyes and throat before they were taken to the hospital.

  • Incident took place in Tughlakabad area.
  • Manish Sisodia said he will visit the students in the hospital.
  • Cause of gas leak unclear, Manish Sisodia has ordered a probe

Over 150 students from a government school in south Delhi were hospitalised after a gas leak from a container nearby was reported this morning. All the students from the school have been evacuated after the incident.

The gas leak was reported from a container depot next to Rani Jhansi Sarvodaya Kanya Vidyalaya in Tughlakabad area. The school is located in Railway Colony.

National Disaster Response Force or NDRF officials reached the location to control the leak

“Some students complained of irritation in the eyes & throat due to the gas leak,” the vice principal of the school has been quoted as telling news agency ANI.

Students from the school were taken to the hospital after a gas leak was reported in Tukhlakabad.

Students were taken to three nearby hospitals. A few parents took their children back to the hospital out of concern even after they were released.
Delhi Deputy Chief Minister and Education Minister Manish Sisodia said he will visit the children in the hospital and that he has spoken to a few children on phone. “I have asked the DM(District Magistrate) to investigate…Doctors have also said there is no problem,” he said.

Delhi Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal and BJP leader Vijender Gupta visited the students in one of the hospitals.

The classes in the Tughlakabad school were underway when the gas leak took place and the students complained of breathlessness.

Delhi Fire Services officials were alerted about the gas leak at around 7:35 am. Fire department said while the source of the leak is unclear, seven teams were sent to the location after they received the call.

The District Magistrate BS Jaglan visited the location to take stock of the incident.

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