Radioactive leak detected at IGI airport

Published on May 29, 2015 12:48:48 PM

Radioactive leak was detected in a medicinal consignment, among the cargo of Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi on Friday morning.

The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) anti-sabotage team has rushed on the spot.

According to certain reports, the radioactive material found onboard cargo has arrived from Turkey.

"We are monitoring the whole situation. Radioactive substance came from Istanbul for Fortis Hospital whose authorities have been called," NDRF DG said.

The officials stated that there is no need to panic, as the consignment of sodium iodine had leaked in a very small proportion. The leakage happened near cargo area, which was quickly evacuated.