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Aligarh: One dead, more than 65 workers fall sick due to ammonia gas leak at meat factory

Aligarh Gas Leak: Many people have fainted due to the leaking of poisonous gas in Aligarh's Al Dua Meat Factory. The number of unconscious employees is said to be more than 100. The employees include girls, women and men.

By Ruchi Upadhyay 
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Aligarh: Many people have fainted due to ammonia gas leak in Aligarh’s Al Dua Meat Factory. The number of unconscious employees is said to be more than 100. The employees include girls, women and men. About 50 employees have been admitted to Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College. While other laborers have been admitted to a private hospital in the area.

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The matter is of Al Dua Meat Factory of Rorawar police station area. Firefighters are engaged in relief and rescue work. It is alleged that initially the meat factory hid the incident from the administration. When the situation did not come under control, it was informed.

District Magistrate Inder Vikram Singh said that there was a leakage of ammonia gas in Al Dua Meat Factory, due to which many people have fainted. Around 47 people have been admitted to Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, all the doctors have been instructed by the district officer to treat. What is the reason behind the incident? All these aspects are being investigated, appropriate action will be taken after the investigation.

According to the information received, there was a stir in the Al Dua Meat Factory located at Mathura Bypass when suddenly the leakage of ammonia gas started in the meat factory. There was a stampede in the factory after the leakage of ammonia gas. About 47 patients who came under the grip of gas have been admitted to Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College. Apart from men and women, small children are also said to be involved in the laborers.

The condition of many people is said to be critical in the incident. On the information of the incident, fire brigade personnel reached the spot and are engaged in relief work. It is also being told that the factory owner has tried to hide the incident for a long time. On the information of the incident, apart from District Officer Inder Vikram Singh, SSP Kalanidhi Naithani also reached the spot.

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