Eleven people died after an oxygen tanker leaked outside a hospital in Maharashtra’s Nashik on Tuesday causing oxygen supply to be halted for around 30 minutes.
The incident occurred at the city’s Zakir Hussain Hospital.
Around 31 patients out of 80 who need oxygen have been shifted to other hospitals.
The gas had spread throughout the area causing widespread panic. Fire trucks were rushed to the spot to stop the leak. An operation is underway to control the leak.
#WATCH | An Oxygen tanker leaked while tankers were being filled at Dr Zakir Hussain Hospital in Nashik, Maharashtra. Officials are present at the spot, operation to contain the leak is underway. Details awaited. pic.twitter.com/zsxnJscmBp
— ANI (@ANI) April 21, 2021
Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader Majeed Memon tweeted that people responsible for the leak must be punished
“Leakage of Oxygen from tanker in Nasik has caused loss of several litres of oxygen and panic in the Hospital. Those responsible for negligence must be identified and punished,” Mr Memon tweeted.