Karachi Port Trust responds over media reports of gas or chemical leakage inside KPT Port area

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Karachi Port Trust responds over media reports of gas or chemical leakage inside KPT Port area

KARACHI: Karachi Port Trust responds over media reports of gas or chemical leakage inside KPT Port area.

The Karachi Port Trust has denied any leakage of chemicals or gases inside the KPT port area and from any berthed vessel or ship.

The Trust claimed that all safety precautions remain applied while handling POL or chemicals from ships at the Karachi Port. Speaking to the media, an official of the KPT said that the patients being admitted to hospitals are from the northern side of Keamari Town and not from the port or immediate area.

The KPT is offering complete support to the Keamari residents falling victim to chemical gas, the official said. KPT Hospital located in Keamari area has been made accessible to Keamari residents for treatment.

Moreover, KPT Chairman Jamil Akhtar and Commander Karachi Rear Admiral Zahid Ilyas said the Pakistan Navy is dispatching biological and chemical damage control team to the affected area and its vicinity for ascertaining facts behind the incident.

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