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Toxic gas kills 5, affects 70 in Karachi’s Keamari: officials

SAMAA | - Posted: Feb 16, 2020 | Last Updated: 2 months ago
SAMAA |
Posted: Feb 16, 2020 | Last Updated: 2 months ago
Toxic gas kills 5, affects 70 in Karachi’s Keamari: officials

At least five people were killed and 70 affected after toxic gas spread in Karachi’s Keamari on Sunday, confirmed officials.

The vice-chairman of union council in Keamari has confirmed the deaths of five people and said that the local hospital doesn’t have the capacity to treat all those affected.

Faisal Edhi, the head of the Edhi Foundation, told SAMAA TV that at least 70 people were taken to the hospital for treatment.

According to Federal Minister for Maritime Affairs Ali Zaidi, a ship full of chemicals had anchored at the port. He said that the port authorities are investigating how the gas leaked in the area.

Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah has instructed health and police officials to help people and shift them to Jinnah and Abbasi hospitals. The deputy commissioner has been told to clear the area of gas.

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