//Ammonia leak near Chennai leaves 15 unconscious

Ammonia leak near Chennai leaves 15 unconscious

As many as 15 women fell unconscious after ammonia gas leaked from an ice factory at Padi on the outskirts of here Tuesday. Most of the women were among 1,500 workers at a garment factory located opposite the ice factory. The gas leak caused a near stampede as the garment factory workers ran out in a melee as the stench of ammonia spread in the area. The 15 women who became unconscious after inhaling the gas were rushed to a near hospital where they are recovering, officials said.