Four killed in ammonia cylinder blast

The police are investigating

Our Correspondent March 20, 2024


Three labourers and a boy died in an incident of leakage and explosion of a cylinder filled with ammonia gas in an ice factory in New Saeedabad taluka in Matiari district on Tuesday.

According to the police, the explosion occurred during some repair works in the factory, which is located near Imdad cinema chowk.

A technician, Khan Muhammad Mallah, two labourers Ali Baksh Dahiri and Mithu Maachi and 14-year-old Majid Solangi, who lived in a neighbouring house, died in the blast.

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The factory's contractor Shabbir Shaikh fell unconscious. Mallah was pulled out alive. He was taken to taluka hospital from where he was referred to Liaquat University Hospital in Hyderabad.

But he breathed his last on the way. The other victims died on the spot, DSP Syed Wahid Shah said.

Ammonia's odor spread to the locality after the blast. The police are investigating.

Published in The Express Tribune, March 20th, 2024.


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