India: Suspected radioactive leak at capital city Delhi's airport, evacuation carried out
Passengers walk inside the T3 terminal of Indira Gandhi International Airport in New Delhi. Reuters

A radioactive leak has been suspected from a medical shipment at the Indira Gandhi International Airport in the capital city of Delhi on Sunday.

The airport's T3 terminal is cordoned off and The Atomic Energy Regulatory Board (AERB) has been rushed to the spot, said the Press Trust of India. Also, the National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) has been informed about the mishap.

According to the Times of India, Atul Garg, the chief fire officer, said: "A call was received from the airport around 10.45am regarding suspected radioactive leak from medical equipment."

As reported by the newspaper, he also said that the equipment has come from Air France plane and was kept at the cargo terminal.

As a preventive measure, the cargo complex has been vacated by officials.

Neither the Delhi airport authorities nor Air France is available for comments.