Mangaluru, Aug 13 : The number of labourers, majority of them women, who took ill following the Ammonia gas leak in a Marine fish storage plant, in Kundapur, on Monday, has increased to 74 and admitted into the State run hospital in the town.
According to official sources, the Liquid Ammonia, used to freeze ice blocks, exploded suddenly and labourers working in the plant fell ill.
The Sub-divisional officer of the Kundapur, Madhukeshwar and Tippeswamy, the Tahsildar visited the hospital and inquired about the health condition of those admitted.
The villagers, who had strongly opposed the setting up of the hazardous unit, are likely to bring pressure on the local administration following yesterday's incident. (UNI)