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Press Trust Of India
Burdwan, West Bengal, August 27, 2014
Two women were killed and 50 others affected, 12 of them seriously, when gas leaked from a cylinder in a welding workshop in West Bengal's Burdwan district on Tuesday. The incident happened in Asansol under Gopalpur police station when ammonium sulphate gas leaked from the cylinder, Asansol-Durgapur police commissioner Vineet Goel said.

The deceased were identified as Satya Bala Das (80) and Ujjala Das (78).

Among those affected by the gas leak is a child.

The poisonous gas spread to an area stretching to more than two kms, Goel said.

The district administration has ordered a probe into the incident.