Ludhiana Gas Leak Updates: Union Home Minister Amit Shah said on Sunday that a National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) team was working on providing aid at the site of the gas leak in Punjab’s Ludhiana.
He also expressed his sadness at the disaster.
The gas leak disaster in Punjab’s Ludhiana is tragic, and the NDRFHQ staff is on the spot providing aid. I extend my heartfelt condolences to the families of those who died in the disaster. May God grant them the strength to face their grief. The minister wrote in Hindi, “I wish the injured a speedy recovery.”
On Sunday, 11 people died after inhaling hazardous gas in Ludhiana’s densely populated Giaspura district, according to police.
Four other persons who became unwell were being treated at a hospital. According to them, the source of the leak and the sort of gas have yet to be determined.
A 50-member National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) team has also arrived on the spot.
According to police, the victims include five females and six males. They stated two boys, ages 10 and 13, were among the 11 people killed in the tragedy.
According to an NDRF official, it is yet to be determined which gas caused the deaths. “We will check it first, then let you know,” the official replied to a question.
According to a district administration official, an NDRF team that has arrived here will determine the source and type of gas.
The officer went on to say that because it was a densely populated neighbourhood, the immediate priority was to evacuate individuals from the area.
Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann described the tragedy as “heartbreaking,” adding that “every possible assistance” is being provided.
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