About 100 students from a government run school in south Delhi’s Tuglakabad area were hospitalised after a gas leak from a container nearby was reported this morning.
The students from the school have been evacuated after the incident.
The students of Rani Jhansi Sarvodaya Kanya Vidyalaya in Railway Colony have been evacuated after the incident.
“Some students complained of irritation in the eyes & throat due to the gas leak,” the vice principal of the school has been quoted as telling to a national news agency.
Deputy chief minister of Delhi Manish Sisodia tweeted hours later, saying that he has asked for a magisterial inquiry into the incident.
“I spoke to the girls and the doctors, the condition of the students is normal,” he said, after visiting the hospitals the school kids were taken to.
Officials from Delhi Police and the National Disaster Response Force were attempting to identify the chemical and how it leaked.
It was unclear if the truck was inside the container depot or the driver had begun to drive away with the leak, said a fire official.