New Delhi:  Two people were killed and four others were taken ill after benzene gas leaked at a pharmaceutical company at Parawada on Tuesday morning. “Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy has enquired about the accident that  occurred due to leakage at 11.30 PM last night. Factory was shut down immediately as a precautionary measure”, said Andhra Pradesh CM’s Office Also Read - 'Manufactured Controversy': CMs React to 'Mischievous Interpretation' of PM's Speech at All-Party Meet

The situation was now under control as the leak was restricted to one unit in the Sainor Life Sciences company, the sources said. The two killed were senior employees of the company, they said. Also Read - Elderly Andhra Woman Arrested For Questioning Govt Over Vizag Gas Leak, Twitter Says 'Democracy At Stake'

The injured persons have been admitted to a hospital in Gajuwaka, with one of them being put on ventilator support, the sources added. Also Read - Vizag Cop Drags-Beats Half-Naked Doctor Who Complained About Lack of PPE Kits, Police Calls Latter 'Mentally Unwell'

District Collector V Vinay Chand and Police Commissioner R K Meena visited the company to take stock of the situation.

The cause of the leak that took place in a reactor unit at the plant is yet to be established.

The incident comes nearly two months after 11 people were killed and over 1000 taken ill after gas leak at a chemical plant here.