Authorities believe that the deadly gas leak that killed eleven people, including three children, on Sunday in the densely populated Giaspura neighbourhood of the city was caused by the dumping of some chemicals into the sewer.
According to officials, a National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) team was on the scene following the event, the area had been sealed off, the occupants had been evacuated, and four more people who had been taken ill were receiving treatment at a hospital.
The officials stated that they feared that the dangerous gas was discharged after some chemical was disposed of in the local sewerage and reacted with methane, even though the source of the leak and the type of gas were not yet known.
The incident happened in densely populated area in Ludhiana:
Giaspura has a large migrant population and is densely populated. Here are a number of commercial and residential structures. The victims were all residents of Ludhiana and were from Uttar Pradesh and Bihar.
The situation was discovered on Sunday morning when a few customers who had gone to a nearby grocery store to buy milk began to pass out. While others were rushed to the hospital, four people passed away immediately. Three members of the family that owned the store and five from another family were among the deceased.
Six men and five women, according to the police, were also killed.
The district administration announced compensation payments of Rs 2 lakh for each deceased family member and Rs 50,000 for each person who became ill as a result of the tragedy.
Amit Shah, the union home minister, expressed sorrow over the deaths and said the NDRF team is working on relief efforts. Bhagwant Mann, the chief minister of Punjab The incident, according to Bhagwant Mann, was extremely unpleasant, and he emphasised that all assistance is being given.
Many people left the area as the gas began to spread its smell. The DC announced that the cordon at the leak’s location would be extended. She claimed that the victims of the tragedy shown no signs of respiratory issues.
According to Additional Deputy Commissioner Amarjit Singh Bains, a broken manhole was discovered in the vicinity and was giving off a pungent odour.
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