The Hush Post|13:00 pm|1-min-read
Two labourers died while 12 others injured in a blast in an iron furnace unit in Ludhiana, Punjab.
According to the reports, the injured, most of them migrant workers, were rushed to hospitals with 25 to 30 per cent burns. Two of them are in critical condition and have been shifted to Rajindra Medical College and Hospital.
A police official told, when the incident occurred, the labourers were involved in remodeling hot iron. However, the blast was so powerful that the factory was also partially damaged.
“We rushed to the site on hearing the sound of the blast. Two labourers died due to burns, while 12 others were admitted in a hospital,” a labourer told the police.
According to a police official, it appears to be a case of negligence. Meanwhile, Ludhiana and its nearby town Mandi Gobindgarh are iron industry hubs of Punjab.