New Delhi, November 25:

At least five people have been hospitalised after complaining of itchy eyes, reportedly due to exposure to a toxic gas leak at Ekta Vihar in South Delhi’s RK Puram on Wednesday night, news agency ANI reported. Fire tenders and two ambulances as well as the Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) team reached the spot to assess the situation.

The incident took place at around 9:15pm at Ekta Vihar. Five persons who were complaining of itching in their eyes were taken to Safdarjung hospital in an ambulance while two others were taken by PCR.

Those admitted have been discharged and are safe. It is not clear yet as to what caused the gas leakage.

“No fire in any gas cylinder, no fumes emerging out from any place in the Ekta Vihar area. Further, necessary action is being taken,” the Delhi Police told.

The situation is under control, the police said. Further details are awaited.