Six people were killed and more than 100 affected in Karachi’s Keamari Sunday night after toxic gas leaked.
Federal Minister for Maritime Affairs Ali Zaidi has confirmed six deaths. Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah notified of the incident and ordered free medical treatment to all affected.
Ziauddin Hospital has 50 beds, 22 at Kutiyana Memon, eight at Jinnah and two at Civil. The vice-president of the Keamari union council had said the local hospital did not have the ability to handle all those affected
Faisal Edhi, the head president of the Keamari union council had said the local hospital did not have the ability to f the Edhi Foundation, told media sources that they had taken at least 70 people to the hospital for treatment.
The deputy commissioner was told to tell residents to clear the gas area but residents are still being advised to wear masks. To alert people to wear masks and keep their doors and windows closed, the health department sent teams to the area.
Officials continue to investigate the cause of the gas.
Although a ship full of chemicals had anchored at the port earlier, Zaidi later denied any leakage from the ships.