6 dead, several injured in ammonia gas leak in Ludhiana


At least six people were killed and several others were injured after an ammonia gas tanker leaked early Saturday at Doraha, Ludhiana.

According to reports, the tanker got stuck under a flyover on the Doraha Bypass Road, about 25 kms from Ludhiana, and started leaking immediately after that. Doraha Police Station’s SHO Rajnish Kumar Sood told a news agency that six people have died so far, adding to it that around over 100 other persons complained of breathing problem due to inhaling of the gas. Several plants and animals have also, reportedly, died.

Reportedly, the NDRF team reached the spot and the surrounding village was subsequently evacuated.

The affected people have been admitted to Khanna hospital in Doraha, according to reports.

The tanker bore the registration number of Gujarat and was going from Ludhiana.

More details about the victims are awaited.