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Four killed and 11 injured in Indian food factory blast

23 February 2018

Police have arrested one of the directors of Himalaya Fresh Protein in Ghanaur, Punjab, where four workers were killed and 11 injured on February 21 in a huge gas cylinder explosion which led to a leak from an ammonia tank on the factory site. Local residents were evacuated from around the plant, some claiming to be suffering breathing difficulties.

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The blast occurred in a factory wing producing frozen peas and potatoes, according to the Tribune.

A case under sections 304 (culpable homicide not amounting to murder) and 336 (act endangering life or personal safety of others) of the IPC had been registered against the two company directors following the incident.

Meanwhile, district authorities have set up a four-member panel to look into the incident and Punjab Chief Minister Capt Amarinder Singh has released funds for the relatives of the deceased.

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