Mumbai, June 6: The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) received several complaints of a foul smell believed to be due to gas leakage from various parts of Mumbai on Saturday night. In a tweet, the BMC acknowledged that some residents from Chembur, Ghatkopar, Kanjurmarg, Vikhroli and Powai informed about the suspected gas leak and strong smell. "We have received a couple of complaints of the suspected gas leak, from residents in Chembur, Ghatkopar, Kanjurmarg, Vikhroli & Powai. The fire brigade is checking and we will update facts soon (sic)," the civic body tweeted.

BMC urged citizens not to panic and put a wet towel on face covering nose as a precaution, adding that it has deployed services to ascertain the source of the suspected gas leak in Mumbai. The civic body tweeted: "All concerned agencies have been mobilised to check the source of the foul smell being complained of by several residents in the areas of Chembur, Ghatkopar, Kanjurmarg, Vikhroli & Powai." It further asked citizens not to panic. Mumbai: 'Gas Leak' Causes Panic Across City, BMC Confirms RCF's Chembur Plant Leak Contained.

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In September last year, panic had gripped residents of Mumbai after a gas leak was reported from the eastern suburbs of the city. BMC had confirmed that there was a leak in Rashtriya Chemical Fertiliser’s Chembur (RFC) plant in Chembur, adding that the gas leak had been contained. In March this year, a labourer had died after being affected by a gas leak while cleaning a tank at Malegaon Sugar Factory in Pune.

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