Punjab: 2 dead, 21 wounded in Malerkotla paper mill blast


Two individuals were killed and 21 others were harmed in an impact in a dryer at a paper plant at Malerkotla in Sangrur locale on Monday. The harmed assembly line laborers have been hurried to various healing centers.

 Malerkotla Sub-Divisional Magistrate and police authorities went to the site and assessed the spot. The impact in the dryer, which is utilized to dry paper, occurred at around 11 am, DSP (Amargarh) Gurmit Singh said.

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Two specialists passed on the spot while one succumbed to wounds in a healing center, he said. Out of the harmed, six were admitted to Rajendra Hospital in Patiala and ESIC Hospital in Ludhiana. Whatever is left of the harmed, who have been admitted to common healing center in Malerkotla, are out of peril, the DSP said.

With the impact, the top of the plant and hardware likewise got harmed, police said, adding examinations are in progress to find out the explanation for the impact. With organization inputs. Malerkotla SDM and police authorities are investigating spot of the impact.

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