Ammonia leak from FACT at Kochi’s facility

Kochi : A minor ammonia gas leak at Fertilisers and Chemicals Travancore Ltd (FACT) create panic for hours at Willingdon Island  on Saturday.

The incident occur around 1 pm local time when a faulty tanker truck nozzle let out  ammonia into the air.

Seven persons were exposed to the leak in close proximity and they have been rushed to the hospital, where their condition is stable.

The Fire and Rescue Service with Hazardous Material Emergency vehicle arrived from Kochi Refinery almost immediately following the alert and neutralised the spill.

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