Ludhiana Gas Leak: Death Toll Rises To 11; Punjab Govt Announces Rs 2 Lakh Ex-Gratia

Ludhiana: The death toll in the gas leakage incident that occurred in Giaspura in Ludhiana district on Sunday has risen to 11. The injured were rushed to a hospital and Police are at the spot and have sealed the area.

‘A total of 11 persons are dead. There are five females and six males including 2 male children of 10 years and 13 years,” the official said.

The two deceased at SPS Hospital have been identified as Naveent Kumar (39) and Neetu Devi (39).

NDRF teams have been rushed to the factory and a team of doctors and a fire brigade also reached the spot.

“Definitely, it is a gas leak case. The NDRF team is present at the spot to evacuate the people and will conduct the rescue operation” says Swati, SDM Ludhiana West.

“Exact reason will only come when we will go to the incident spot. We are waiting for the NDRF, they are specialised in this,” another officer said.

Meanwhile, Punjab CM Bhagwant Mann expressed grief over the incident of gas leak in Ludhiana. “The incident of a gas leak in the factory in the Giaspura area of Ludhiana is very sad. Police, government and NDRF teams are present at the spot. All possible help is being extended to the affected. Rest details soon,” Punjab CM Mann tweeted.

The Punjab government has announced an ex-gratia of Rs 2 lakhs for the kin of each deceased and Rs 50,000 for the injured, Ludhiana Deputy Commissioner Surabhi Malik told news agency ANI.


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