Six dead, 100 injured in ammonia gas tanker leak in Ludhiana

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By NewsGram Staff Writer

An ammonia gas tanker leaked in the outskirts of Ludhiana early on Saturday, killing at least six people and injuring around 100 others.

The leak occurred when the tanker got stuck under a flyover on the Doraha Bypass Road along a canal, about 25 kms from Ludhiana, the police said.

“A tanker got stuck under a bridge owing to its low height. Its valve got damaged, resulting in the leak,” Ludhiana Police Chief Gurpreet Singh told IANS.

Police have evacuated the locals from the affected area, he added. Many of them have reported uneasiness in breathing and some of them fainted.

The residents came out of their houses when the gas from the leaking tanker spread in and around Doraha, police said.

The tanker had a registration number of Gujarat.

The police said that details were still awaited and identities of the victims were yet to be ascertained.

(With inputs from IANS)