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Sindh Cabinet Meeting for today postponed amid toxic gas leakage in Kemari


Arhama AltafWeb Editor

18th Feb, 2020. 09:52 am
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Sindh Cabinet meeting postponed

Sindh cabinet meeting for Tuesday (today) has been postponed amid mysterious toxic gas leakage in Kemari, Karachi, BOL News reported.

The Sindh Cabinet Meeting will now be held on Wednesday at 3pm at New Sindh Secretariat Building.

On Monday night, Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah visited city’s private medical facility.

He inquired about the health of gas-affected persons.

He also directed the administration to use all resources to provide best treatment to the patients.

The CM Sindh assured the affected persons of provision of best health facilities to them.

Murad Ali Shah was accompanied by Murtaza Wahab and other government officials.

According to sources, after inspecting the affected areas, the investigators of key institutions found clues of the toxic gas spreading from a cargo ship docked at Karachi port.

Death toll from toxic gas leak in Kemari rises to 8

At least 220 people strucked by the looming gas and hospitalized since Sunday.

More people falling sick due to the toxic gas vapours in the air continue to file in for treatment at hospitals in Karachi.

Death toll in Karachi’s mysterious gas leakage has surged to eight on Monday.

Importantly, source of the leak which occurred on Sunday night in Kemari, and the type of gas that had leaked not yet known.

Officials still trying to determine where the gas leak started and what caused it.

Meanwhile, poisonous gas leak continues to affect residents of Kemari on second day.

Dozens of more persons reached various hospitals of the city.

At least 70 persons undergoes treatment at the KPT Hospital out of which 10 were in critical condition.

Another 25 persons were under treatment at the Jinnah Hospital.

More 20 persons brought to Ziauddin Hospital from where 10 patients shifted to KPT Hospital due to shortage of beds.

Furthermore, Ziauddin Hospital also faces oxygen shortage and patients shifted to other hospital.

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