New Delhi, December 23 An ammonia gas leak occurred at a fertilizer plant in Uttar Pradesh, India, on the evening of the 22nd, killing at least 2 people and injuring 15.
According to Indian media reports, the fertilizer plant is located in the Pulpur region about 280 kilometers from Lucknow, the capital of Uttar Pradesh.
At about 23:00 local time on the 22nd, an ammonia plunger in the urea production workshop of the fertilizer plant broke, causing an ammonia gas leak.
At that time, about 100 workers were working.
According to the management of the fertilizer plant, the injured have been sent to the local hospital for treatment.
At present, the ammonia gas leakage has been controlled.
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yoji Adityanat expressed grief over the incident and ordered an investigation.
Production accidents in Indian chemical plants occur from time to time.
In May this year, a toxic gas leak occurred at a chemical company in Andhra Pradesh, southern India, killing 11 people, including one child, and more than 200 people were treated.