A company official was killed due to Ammonia gas leak from an industrial plant in Andhra Pradesh's Kurnool district on Saturday, police said. The incident occurred at SPY Agro Industries Limited in Nandyal town.
Company general manager Srinivas Rao was killed in the mishap. Four others who were also present with him rushed out. All of them were reported safe.
Kurnool District Collector G. Veerapandian said the fire services personnel were trying to plug the gas leak.
Andhra Pradesh: Ammonia gas leak detected at factory in the outskirts of Kurnool district's Nandyal town; one dead, says District Collector. Concerned officials and fire tenders deployed at the spot. pic.twitter.com/aqbxpM3CLq— ANI (@ANI) June 27, 2020
He said there was no danger to people living in areas around the plant. He appealed to people not to panic and remain indoors.
The incident in the plant owned by the family of former MP S.P.Y. Reddy occurred when the gas leaked from a pipeline, which was reportedly repaired on Friday.