In a tragic incident, at least seven migrant laborers hailing from Jammu and Kashmir were killed and more than 30 sustained injuries after a compressor exploded in cold storage in Uttar Pradesh's Meerut district on Friday. The laborers had come to Meerut to pick potatoes in the cold storage. Most of them were aged between 35 and 50 and were the sole breadwinners of their families.
According to the police, the incident took place in Daurala town. The deceased were inside the cold storage when a wall collapsed on them during the explosion. However, preliminary investigation revealed that the incident took place allegedly due to leakage of ammonia gas inside the cold storage that was used to store potatoes.