Poisonous gas swallows 19 lives in Keamari, 50 children are in critical condition
District health department confirmed deaths, Sindh Chief Minister's Notice, Commissioner Karachi, asked for a report from DG Health and Labor Department
19 people have died due to poisonous gas in the area of Keamari, while the condition of 50 children is critical. The district health department has confirmed the deaths after an investigation. Chief Minister Sindh Murad Ali Shah took notice of the deaths and asked for a report from Commissioner Karachi, DG Health and Labor Department.
Deputy Commissioner Keamari Mukhtiar Ali Abaru said in a private TV conversation that after reporting the deaths, a team of doctors and a mobile lab were sent to the area, and blood samples and x-rays of the people suffering from fever and throat pain were sent to the laboratory. gone.
Mukhtiar Ali Abaru said that the people of Goth reported the death of 15 to 16 people in a month, there is a suspicion of death due to smoke and chemicals from small factories in the houses.
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DHO Keamari Dr. Mohammad Arif says that among the dead are people from 18 years to 50 years, the deaths were reported from January 10 to January 25, all the people have been buried, and no post-mortem has been done.
According to DHO Keamari, there are oil, grease, and iron ore extraction factories in the area, and all the people died due to lung failure, there is also difficulty in breathing due to high pollution in the area.
The administration took action and sealed 3 plastic manufacturing factories while arresting 5 people including one factory owner. Despite the complete ban on building factories in residential areas and multiple rains, why could not the action be taken, the district administration handed over the debris to the local police.
On the other hand, Chief Minister Sindh Murad Ali Shah, taking notice of the deaths due to alleged poisonous gas in Keamari, sought a report from Commissioner Karachi, DG Health and Labor Department.
The Chief Minister of Sindh directed the Labor Department, the Industries Department, and the district administration to conduct an inquiry into the incident. According to reports, the Sindh Chief Minister says that which are the factories that are emitting harmful gas? Have these factories ever been inspected? The Chief Minister of Sindh has expressed his heartfelt sympathy to the affected families.