Faridabad,Jan 29(Agencies): Atleast 15 people were taken ill after chlorine gas leaked from a chemical factory in Hirapur village here.

Leakage from the factory started at around 11 AM on Friday according to locals.
The administration reached the spot almost 12 hours after the leakage started.

By then, situation had worsened, they said .
The victims who complained of symptoms like vomiting and respiratory problems were given first aid by the administration.

Strict action will be taken against the factory, Deputy Commissioner Pravin Kumar said.