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President condoles deaths in Punjab gas tragedy

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  15 Jun 2015 12:00 AM GMT

New Delhi, June 14: President Prab Mukherjee on Sunday condoled the deaths in a gas leak in Punjab’s Ludhia district. At least six people were killed and over 100 hospitalised due to ammonia gas leak from a tanker on the outskirts of Ludhia industrial town late on Friday, police said. In his message to Punjab Governor Kaptan Singh Solanki, Mukherjee said: “I am saddened to learn about the gas leak tragedy in Punjab’s Ludhia district on Friday night in which several people lost their lives and a large number are hospitalised.” “I am sure the state government and other agencies are providing all possible aid to those affected by the gas leak as well as to the bereaved families,” he said. He also conveyed his prayers for the speedy recovery of those hospitalised and condolences to the families of the deceased, said a Rashtrapati Bhavan statement. (IANS)

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