Poisonous gas leak kills six in Karachi

  • Monday 17, February 2020 12:42 PM
  • Poisonous gas leak kills six in Karachi
Sharjah 24 – Reuters: At least six were killed and 50 were hospitalized after a suspected poisonous gas spread overnight in a neighbourhood near the seaport in Pakistan's southern city of Karachi, rescue officials said on Monday ,February 17.
Panic and fear gripped the town of Keamari where people complained of a gas spreading and started wearing face masks for protection.

The cause of the incident was not immediately known. People who faced breathing problems were brought to hospital.

Residents and victims claimed that a poisonous gas had leaked from one of the ships at the seaport in which some chemicals had been stored to preserve vegetables, local media reported. A spokesperson for the Karachi Port Trust (KPT) denied such rumours, saying that no such ship had arrived at the port.