Two persons were killed and 10 others injured in a blast in the furnace of a factory in Jhabewal village on the Ludhiana-Chandigarh road in the wee hours of Friday.
B.C. Steel factory deals in remodeling hot iron and several employees were on the job when the blast occurred. All the injured are migrant labourers from Bihar and UP.
The injured were brought to the Civil Hospital, Ludhiana around 2:10 am. Most of them had burn injuries due to the blast.
The deceased have been identified as Shambhu (45) and Sri Ram Paswan (39). Paswan had suffered 80 per cent burns and was referred to the PGI, Chandigarh, where he succumbed.
Another labourer, Minto Singh (34), suffered deep burns and was referred to the GMCH, Patiala. The rest have been admitted at the Civil Hospital and being closely monitoring.