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Patiala: Three killed, 11 injured in blast at food processing unit

The blast took place at around 1:30 am when an ammonia gas cylinder exploded while factory employees were working in the peas packaging unit of Himalaya Fresh Protein.

punjab Updated: Feb 20, 2018 11:00 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Patiala
Three killed,11 injured,ammonia gas cylinder exploded
Site of the blast that claimed three lives situated on Ghanaur-Shambu road, approximately 50 kilometre from Patiala, on Tuesday.(Bharat Bhushan/HT)

Three persons were killed while 11 were injured in a blast at a food processing unit in Sandharsi village on the Ghanaur-Shambu road, approximately 50 kilometre from Patiala, early Tuesday morning.

The blast took place at around 1:30 am when an ammonia gas cylinder exploded while factory employees were working in the peas packaging unit of Himalaya Fresh Protein.

Police said three persons died on the spot and that the condition of four injured is critical. The workers injured in the blast were rushed to Rajindera hospital from where the four seriously injured were referred to PGIMER, Chandigarh.

Meanwhile, senior officials of district and police administration rushed to the spot to speed up rescue work.

First Published: Feb 20, 2018 10:11 IST