One dead in big blast in PACL Plant at Naya Nangal

May 15, 2018 07:12 PM

Punjqab News Express
NANGAL:  One person is killed and another persons was seriously injured in a big  blast in the Punjab Alkalies  and Chemicals Limited (PACL) plant at Naya Nangal, 60 kms from here today evening.

The blast created panic in the area and workers of the plant run here and there for shelter. Large number of people from nearby areas rusheed to the spot. The police surrounded the area. The fire broke out in the plant after the blast. The fire tenders from Nangal and NFL plant doused the fire after long struggle.

The deceased and the injured persons were employees of the PACL.The injured is admitted in the BBMB hospital in Nangal.  MPS Walia DGM of the PACL said that workers were welding the tank in which gas is purified for use. He said that deceased was experienced employee of the plant.

The victim fell about 100 meters away from the tank and died on the spot. The deceased is identified as Rajinder Kumar (55) of village Bhadolian and the iNjured person is ajay Kumar (26) of village Bhaldi near Nangal.

The PACL authorities said that cause of the blast is being investigated because at the time of blast there was no gas in the tank and only some water was accumulated.

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