The injured workers were hospitalized in stable condition, authorities said.
Benzimedazole, a chemical compound found in many antifungal and antiparasitic drugs that contains cancer-causing benzene, was released in a gas form, Meena said.
An investigation was ordered to establish the cause of the leak.
On May, 7 another industrial accident in the same city killed 12 people, and about 1,000 others were hospitalized due to exposure from the gas in the community around a plastics factory. Styrene gas leaked from the LG Polymers’ plant in Visakhapatnam as workers restarted the plant after a six-week coronavirus lockdown ended.
The latest incident is likely to add more grist to local public demand for closure or shifting of hazardous industries outside city limits.
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