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1 killed in explosion at PACL Plant in Naya Nangal

Press Trust of India  |  Rupnagar (Pb) 

One person was killed while

another suffered injuries in an explosion at the Alkalies and (PACL) plant in Naya Nangal, about 60 kms from here, police said.

The explosion took place when the workers were welding a tank in which gas was purified for use, said the company's DGM MPS Walia.

Walia said the deceased was an experienced employee of the plant.

The impact of the explosion was so powerful that the victim was hurled 100 metres away from the Rajinder Kumar (55) died on the spot, the police said.

The person who was injured in the blast was identified as (26), they said.

The PACL authorities said that cause of the explosion was being investigated because at the time of the blast, there was no gas in the tank and only some water was accumulated.

The explosion triggered panic among the workers.

A fire also broke out at the plant after the blast, the police said.

Fire tenders were brought from Nangal and plant for dousing the flames.

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First Published: Tue, May 15 2018. 21:55 IST