There has been chlorine gas leak at Mumbai Port trust. The incident happened at about 3.30 am in the morning of 14 July 2010. it has affected nearly 59 persons of the nearby Lal Bahadur Shastri Nautical Institute and a Police Station of Siwri area. The Ministry of Shipping has sought a detailed report MPT.
The incident involved leakage of chlorine gas from one of the cylinders kept at Hay Bandar area of Mumbai Port Trust. These cylinders have been kept in that area which is meant for storage of hazardous goods for the past few years. The affected persons were evacuated and have been admitted to three Mumbai hospitals Port Trust Hospital, JJ Hospital and KEM Hospital.
Seven out of those admitted are in ICU but their condition is said to be stable. No death has been reported as per Deputy Chairman, Mumbai Port Trust.
The records of Mumbai Port Trust mention that these cylinders were empty. Mumbai Port Trust says that it is checking its records to find out whether any action had been taken for disposal of the hazardous material in the past.
The situation is presently under control, and Chairman, Deputy Chairman, Traffic Manager and other senior officials of Mumbai Port Trust are at the site, where relief and rescue works are being undertaken.