Deadly gas leak hits northern Indian city

Six people dead and at least 100 others taken to hospitals after ammonia gas leak in Punjab state's Ludhiana city.

    Deadly gas leak hits northern Indian city

    At least six people have died and 100 others have been taken to nearby hospitals after a gas leak in India's northern Punjab province.

    The leak happened after a tanker carrying ammonia gas got stuck under a flyover in the city of Ludhiana.

    Al Jazeera's Nidhi Dutt, reporting from India's New Delhi, said people have been evacuated from the area surrounding the epicentre of the gas leak.

    "There are at least 100 people who have been taken to hospital with complaints like breathing problems," she said. "We've also seen on local networks some pictures of people with red eyes and discoloured tongues."

    She said that it was not known where the tanker was going at the time of the incident.

    Indian authorities have launched an investigation into the case.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    Russian-Saudi relations could be very different today, if Stalin hadn't killed the Soviet ambassador to Saudi Arabia.

    Do you really know the price of milk?

    Do you really know the price of milk?

    Answer as many correct questions as you can and see where your country ranks in the global cost of living.

    The Coming War on China

    The Coming War on China

    Journalist John Pilger on how the world's greatest military power, the US, may well be on the road to war with China.