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Gas Leak in Punjab, India: 11 Dead and 4 Hospitalized

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11 at least people They were killed, and four others were hospitalized Sunday after a gas was released leak in an industrial complex in North India state of Punjab.

Gas leak in It was Giaspura latest deadly industrial accident in massive developing economy of 1.4 billion people.

“11 deaths have been confirmed,” said Commissioner of Police Mandeep Singh Sidhu. of Ludhiana told reporters, adding that four people They were taken to the hospital.

the cause of the leak Not confirmed yet, sir added.

when a blood sample is matched with Sampled by NDRF (National Disaster Response Force) team It takes, only then will we be able to tell you accurately causewhat kind of Police Commissioner said.

five women They were among those who He passed away, according to NDTV.

the report added that six Other victims included two boys, ages 10 and 13.

Industrial gas leaks to blame on poor safety Insufficient standards and checks common in India.

Last August, 112 at least women They were taken to the hospital after being exposed to the gas leak in apparel factory in Southern state of Andhra Pradesh.

This came after a similar incident in June when it was about 200 women He lost consciousness after being exposed to the gas leak in The same areaNDTV reported.

In 2020, at least 15 people They were killed and hundreds were hospitalized after being gassed leak in a chemical plant in Visakhapatnam, an industrial port city in same state.

Almost 1,000 people They were gassed and over 500 were hospitalized with Symptoms of acute respiratory distress and skin and eye irritation.

population was found She fell in Streets after being hit by the gas, prompting widespread evacuation around the plant.

a government The report accused the factory owner LG Polymers, a subsidiary of LG Chem in South Korea, of Negligence said the disaster was due to a deficiency of safety Poor protocols and emergency response.

two senior South Korean executives and 10 other local employees were arrested and charged with Crimes, including the Indian legal equivalent of Manslaughter.

This incident triggered memories of one of Worst industrial disasters in India.

In 1984 gas leaked of plant pesticides in Bhopal A city in Central India.

no less than 3,500 people Living around the plant run by Union Carbide Matt in the days that followed leak. People still suffer the effects to this day.

Children are still born deformed, with The feet and hands are webbed, f experience dwarf growth because of The gas that affected their mothers.

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