Mumbai, Mar 4: The residents of Chembur in Mumbai were left in a state of panic after a suspected gas leakage was reported from an area near Ghatla village on late Saturday night. The incident was reported around 10.50 PM.

A suspected gas leakage was reported from an area near Ghatla village in suburban Chembur in Mumbai late Saturday night, said a senior official of the Disaster Management Cell of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation was quoted as saying in a PTI report.

Teams of Fire Brigade as well as the Maharashtra Pollution Control Board had reached the spot, said the official. He also added that nature of the gas and source of the leakage is being investigated.

As per the residents, the stench lasted for over 15 minutes. Several even took to social media to report the matter. Reports suggest that residents from many buildings in the area ran out for safety after switching off their gas supply.

Meanwhile, a report in The Times of India quotes a senior official from Mahanagar Gas Limited as saying that there were no leakage of any of the gas pipelines of MGL.

It was further reported that the MGL control room received numerous phone calls enquiring about leakage. However, it is now being suspected that the stench was from a chemical tanker passing through the area.