Dawn News

28 February, 2015 / 9 Jamadi-ul-Awwal, 1436
e-paper

73 Georgians hospitalized after chlorine leak

Georgian Health Ministry said that the incident occurred early Wednesday after poisonous chlorine leaked from a tank that belongs to a water utility company.        — Reuters File Photo

TBILISI: Officials say that 73 people, including 20 children and a pregnant woman, have been hospitalized after a chlorine leak in a suburb of the ex-Soviet nation’s capital, Tbilisi.    

Georgian Health Ministry said that the incident occurred early Wednesday after poisonous chlorine leaked from a tank that belongs to a water utility company.

It said 27 people remain in the hospital, and one of them, a 18-year-old man with asthma, is in a critical condition.

The impoverished nation of 5 million people faces constant problems with crumbling Soviet-era infrastructure.


Email news tips and feedback to News Desk, submit blogs to Blog Desk and share photos and Videos with Special Projects Desk.

More From This Section

Comments (0) Closed