In terms of the air quality, Karachi has been ranked as the 9th most-polluted city. Recently due to suspected gas leakage in the city’s Keamari area, at least 5 people died and many people were hospitalized.
AirVisual, the air quality monitoring website identified Karachi’s air quality levels as quite unhealthy for sensitive groups. The air quality of cities all over the world are tracked by AirVisual using the data taken from the US Department of State and its own community contributors.
The gas leakage in Keamari was blamed for the dip in the air quality of Karachi that led to the death of five people which included two women.
As per the police, the real reason for the incident could not be determined but as per the sources, the leakage occurred because of the offloading of chemicals from a cargo ship anchored at Keamari Jetty.
As per the Maritime Affairs Minister Ali Zaidi, 100 patients have been treated as of yet while two are still at the Intensive Care Unit (ICU). Under Pak navy, a team of nuclear, biological and chemical defence was responsible for the chemical analysis of the unidentified gas.
Karachi Port Trust (KPT) said that “attributing the gas leakage to offloading of chemical is not right”, stressing on how its officials were “doing all it can to help those affected”.
In another article, we informed our readers that Lahore has been ranked the most polluted city in the world with the worst air quality as its air quality went up to ‘hazardous’.