Radioactive leak at India's Delhi airport

Visitors walk at the arrival lounge of the newly inaugurated Indira Gandhi International Airport Terminal 3 in New Delhi, India. Top government officials unveiled a multibillion dollar, glittering steel and glass new airport terminal in the Indian capital Saturday months ahead of playing hosting to the Commonwealth Games. The ultramodern new terminal was built in just 37 months at a cost of nearly three billion dollars and will be ready for operation. (AP)

A radioactive leak from a medicinal consignment was detected at India’s Indira Gandhi Airport in New Delhi on Friday morning, reported local media.

Indian Home Minister has confirmed that the leak has been plugged.

According to officials, the airport operations have not been affected and there is no need to panic.

The radioactive material was found onboard a cargo flight from Turkey for a hospital, which had ordered the substance in connection with its cancer treatment, ToI reported.

Officials said four of a consignment of 10 cartons of Sodium Iodide 131 meant had leaked.

Two workers who handled the consignment and complained of eye irritation were taken to hospitaland have returned to work, reported NDTV.

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