Ludhiana: Eleven persons including five of a family died in a gas leakage mishap in a factory of Gyaspura in Ludhiana on Sunday, police said.
The deceased include two children and six women. Police said that some of the deceased have been identified as Saurav (35), Varsha (35), Aryan (10), Abhay (13), Kalpesh (40) and Chulu (16).
A police official said that the incident came to light around 0745 hrs when a PCR team found some people unconscious on the street. Police rushed them to the nearest hospital. Senior police officials including Additional DCP Sameer Verma, administration and fire brigade teams reached the spot and cordoned off the area.
Councilor Jaspal Singh, Gyaspura told the media that the gas leakage source was a milk plant being run in a house on 30 feet road.
Ludhiana west SDM Swati said that the NDRF team was present on the spot to rescue affected people.
Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann, in a tweet, termed the incident tragic and said that police, administration and NDRF teams were there on the spot and every help was being provided in rescue and relief operations.
AAP MLA Gurpreet Singh Goggi was among the leaders who reached the spot. (UNI)