Sindh Information Minister Nasir Hussain Shah on Wednesday said there was no need for an immediate evacuation from the city’s Keamari area in the aftermath of the suspected gas leak over the weekend. 

Talking to Geo News he said, “An investigative team under Commissioner Karachi has been constituted. Till the committee presents its reports, it is impossible to say anything.” Adding, the situation in the Keamari area did not merit an evacuation. 

The death toll from the suspected gas leak in the city’s Keamari locality rose to 14 on Tuesday with more than 25 affected people brought to the hospital on Wednesday morning.

What is caused the deaths of the 14 people who died? Was it really the unidentified toxic gas or something else?

report compiled by the International Center for Chemical and Biological Sciences (ICCBS) at Karachi University found aeroallergen from soybean dust in blood samples collected from people who died after the suspected gas leakage in the city’s Keamari area. According to the sources, the report mentioned that Spain experienced a similar incident of soybean dust poisoning two years ago that affected numerous people in the country.


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