Gas Leak: 2 women died as poisonous gas leaks in West Bengal's Asansol

Written by PTI | West Bengal | Updated: Aug 27 2014, 06:07am hrs
Two women were killed and 50 others affected, 12 of them seriously, when gas leaked from a cyclinder in a welding workshop in West Bengal's Burdwan district today.

The incident happened in Asansol under Gopalpur police station when ammunium sulphate gas leaked from the cylinder, Asansol-Durgapur Police Commissioner Vineet Goel said.

The deceased were identified as Satya Bala Das (80) and Ujjala Das (78).

Among those affected by the gas leak is a child.

The poisonous gas spread to an area stretching to more than two kms, Goel said.

The district administration has ordered a probe into the incident.