3 killed in explosion at NFL plant
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Last Updated: Saturday, March 20, 2010, 20:42
Punjab: Three employees were killed and one was critically injured in an explosion in the Ammonia plant of National Feritlisers Limited(NFL) in Nangal Saturday.

The explosion took place at around 11.40 AM following leakage of gas which left senior Manager Deepak Chhabra, Mechanical Engineer Mohinder Anand and a worker Jarnail Singh dead on the spot, NFL Factory Manager Kuldip Chand said in a press release.

Another worker Umesh Kumar sustained serious burn injuries and taken to DMC hospital in Ludhiana.

The saturator tower fell and a few wires were found detached in the plant. Immediately, actions were initiated to shut down the Ammonia and other plants and the total system was isolated and depressurised while damage and cause of the accident is being assessed, Chand said.

Ropar SSP L.K.Yadav ruled out sabotage behind the incident and said there was no gas leakage after the explosion.

A magisterial inquiry has been ordered into the incident.

Nangal Deputy Commissioner took serious note of the alleged failure of NFL authorities in informing the district administration about the incident. He said the SDM had also been asked to cover this aspect in his probe.


First Published: Saturday, March 20, 2010, 20:42

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