Major mishap! 30 students admitted to nearby hospital after gas leak

New Delhi: There is chaos in South Delhi as 30 students of Rani Jhansi Sarvodaya Kanya Vidyalaya were admitted to a hospital today after they started complaining of irritation in eyes and throat. 30 students were admitted to nearby hospital after gas leakage from a container in Delhi's Tughlakabad; Police & CATS ambulances on spot


Some students complained of irritation in eyes & throat due to a gas leak; 50-60 students hospitalised, vice Principal informed the media. According to the latest information, their condition is stable.

A call was received around 7:35 AM about the gas leakage and seven fire-tenders were rushed to the spot, said a senior officer from Delhi Fire Services, adding that the source of leakage was not clear.

Police said that the students have been admitted to the hospital without giving further details. 

IANS Reports

Over 100 students were admitted to hospitals after a gas leak near a school in south Delhi on Saturday morning, an officer said.

"We have evacuated students, teachers and other staff from Rani Jhansi Sarvodaya Kanya Vidyalaya in Tughlakabad," a fire officer said.

At least 110 students were taken to nearby hospitals. They complained of eye and neck irritation besides dizziness after the gas leaked at a nearby container depot, said Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia in a tweet. 

Of them, around 30 students were said to have fainted, an officer of Delhi Fire Service (DFS) said.

However, no casualties have been reported so far, he added. 

Speaking to students and doctors, Sisodia said that the children were feeling normal.

The gas leak call from the school was received at 7.43 a.m. Three fire tenders were rushed to the spot, an officer said.

Seventeen ambulances from the Centralised Accident and Trauma Services (CATS) were also rushed to the school.

News24Bureau with agency inputs