Acid leak: 12 hrs more to neutralize effects

Rourkela:Even though 36 hours have passed since the leak of hydrochloric acid from a tanker at the parked at the Rourkela Chamber of Commerce, the decontamination from the poisonous effects of the acid is yet to be complete.

As a result apprehension continues to persist among the residents of the nearby area. Meanwhile, fire brigade personnel drained out the acid to a safe place by creating a passage.

The driver of the ill-fated tanker absconded after the leak. The tanker was carrying 20,000 litre of acid and the poisonous effect of the acid is expected to persist for another 12 hours.