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MP ranks highest in industrial, toxic gas deaths

Source: Hindustan Times, Date: , 2017

Madhya Pradesh ranks highest in terms of deaths due to industrial accidents and inhalation of toxic fumes, a recent report by the National Crime Records Bureau on accidental casualties and suicides in India has revealed. The report said 213 people died in industrial accidents through 2015, of which 55 the highest count occurred in Madhya Pradesh. It was followed by Gujarat with 31 deaths, Rajasthan with 28, Uttar Pradesh with 23, and Chhattisgarh with 17. Surprisingly, Madhya Pradesh had occupied the sixth position with just 12 cases in 2014. The state also topped the list of deaths due to inhalation of toxic gases, with at least 116 such cases being registered in 2015. It was followed by Tamil Nadu with 99 deaths, Gujarat with 51, Andhra Pradesh with 37, and Rajasthan with 23. The total number of such casualties across the country stood at 394.

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