Radioactive leak detected at Delhi’s IGI Airport

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Update: No radioactive substance leak at Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport, said atomic regulatory board.

Update: The area has been evacuated by the authorities; the cargo from which the leak was detected was brought in for Fortis hospital in Delhi. They said the consignment of sodium iodine from Turkey had leaked in a very small portion of the cargo area and was quickly isolated.

The leakage was detected after passengers complained of severe burning sensation in the eyes. Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh has said that the situation is under control and the leakage has been sealed off.

New Delhi: Panic griped Indira Gandhi International Airport after radioactive leak was detected at the airport on Friday. NDRF and anti-sabotage teams have been dispatched to the airport to tackle the situation.

As per reports, the radioactive leakage was detected from a container brought in the airport from Turkey. Although it is still not clear how the container was brought in, authorities suspecting sabotage have rushed in teams and the area has been cordoned off. Further details are awaited.

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