A foul odor believed to be caused by an ammonia leak from an ice plant in Malabon City was reported Thursday afternoon.
Reports said the ammonia leaked from Ice and Water Shop Tube Ice Maker along Dalagang Bukid St., barangay Longos, the boundary of Malabon and Navotas, and spread in the area around 5 p.m.
The pungent smell immediately reached the other side of Hasa-hasa St. of the same city and Area 1 in Navotas and intensified at 9:30 pm. It was only then that the residents of the area reported it.
The Longos Fire and Rescue quickly responded in the area and immediately ascertained whether an explosion had occurred.
In an interview with an employee of the ice plant said there was no explosion occurred and the smell just came from a damaged pipe of the ammonia tank.
The management has decided to temporarily close the plant until it is fixed.
As of this posting, no one was hurt from the incident.