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Ammonia Gas Leak at Shah Alam Factory

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Anamika Talwaria

Editor & Head of Content for Tank Storage Magazine & StocExpo and Chair of Women in Tanks.
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10 factory workers have been rushed to hospital following an ammonia gas leak at a factory in Jalan Keluli 1 at the Bukit Raja Industrial Area, Malaysia.

State Fire and Rescue Department deputy director (operations) Ahmad Mukhlis Mukhtar said they were alerted to the incident at 11:15am: ‘Preliminary checks suggested that there was a valve leakage from a tank storing ammonia gas. At present, 10 people, the victims comprise eight women and two men, including one worker from the factory next door. All victims have been sent to the Shah Alam Hospital for further treatment. Works to shut off the valve is being done by the hazmat (hazardous materials) team.’

Authorities will continue to provide updates on the situation.

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