07 January 2020
Rourkela: Untimely death of two labourers due to gas leakage at Puja sponge iron factory in IDC area here last night has resulted in unrest in Rourkela.
As per reports, the victims Ajay Sampad and Francis Kerketta were cleaning the gas furnace of the factory when there was a gas leakage. Both of them lost consciousness due to a asphyxiation. At about 9.30 pm yesterday they were rushed to the nearest government hospital where the doctor declared them ‘brought dead’.
The deceased’s families with locals launched a protest against factory’s administration and accused them of a security lapse. Stating a similar case of unnatural death, they mentioned the death of four labourers five years ago.
Meanwhile, Brahmani Tarang police have initiated a probe.