LUDHIANA (TIP): At least six persons were killed and around 100 others were injured when an ammonia gas tanker leaked early on June 13, the police said.
The leak occurred when the tanker got stuck under a flyover on the Doraha Bypass Road along a canal, about 25 kms from Ludhiana, they said.
Six persons died due to inhaling of the gas, Doraha Police Station’s SHO Rajnish Kumar Sood said, adding, the bodies have been shifted to a hospital in Ludhiana.
He said that around 100 other persons complained of breathing problem due to inhaling of the gas.
The residents came out of their houses when the gas from the leaking tanker spread in and around Doraha, police said.
The affected people have been admitted to different hospitals in Doraha, Khanna and Ludhiana, the SHO said.