PAKISTAN NEWS: Protest after toxic material at sugar mill kills 9 in DI Khan

Following the current information gathered form Pakistan News Paper,  residents protested against the local administration after nine people were killed from toxic material at a Sugar Mill here.

 

On Friday, nine people were killed after they inhaled toxic fumes from a water canal flowing from the sugar mill. After the funeral prayers of the deceased, residents protested outside the sugar mill and broke the main gate. Protesters entered the mill and set fire to a tractor. Police used tear gas and baton charged the protestors to disperse them.

Assistant Commissioner Irfanullah Mehsud said compensation would be announced for the families of the deceased. Police have lodged a case and arrested seven people including the General Manager of the sugar mill.

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