As many as 20 employees were hospitalized after a chemical leak in a fish processing plant at Baikampady, outskirts of the Mangaluru city, said a police official on Tuesday.
The incident took place at Everest Sea Foods Private Limited, a fish processing plant at Baikampady industrial area where at least 80 employees were present at the time of the incident, said police commissioner N Shashikumar.
#Karnataka | 20 employees of a fish processing plant have been hospitalized after chemical leakage at the unit in Baikampady, on the outskirts of #Mangaluru. 80 employees were present in the plant at the time of the incident: N Shashi Kumar, Mangaluru Police Commissioner
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After the leak, 20 employees developed breathing problems after which they were admitted to a private hospital in the city.
Fire and emergency services teams were rushed to the spot.